Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.3
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Azerbaijan's Defense Minister Colonel General Zakir Hasanov received the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Personal Representative Andrzej Kasprzyk on Feb.3, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said.
During the meeting, the sides discussed the situation on the contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian armies and the results of the OSCE monitoring.
They also exchanged views on the issue of settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
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.
Edited by SI