OSCE Minsk group co-chairs to visit Azerbaijan, Armenia soon
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.28
By Anakhanum Hidayatova - Trend:
The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, Igor Popov (Russia), James Warlick (the United States), and Pierre Andrieu (France), will visit Azerbaijan and Armenia within the next two months, Ambassador of France to Azerbaijan Pascal Monnier told Trend.
"The date is not fixed yet, it can be in February or by the end of March, but certainly within the next two months," he said.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.