Necessary to reduce tension on contact line of Armenian, Azerbaijani armies – OSCE
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.7
OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs met with OSCE Chairperson Ivica Dacic and the organization's Secretary General Lamberto Zannier and discussed the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
"We briefed Dacic and Zannier on Nagorno-Karabakh," the US co-chair of OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick tweeted on Feb.7.
The sides emphasized the need to reduce tensions on the contact line of Armenian and Azerbaijani armies.
Earlier, OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs held meetings with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian.
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.