OSCE MG co-chairmen’s visit to Azerbaijan scheduled
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.12
By Anakhanim Hidayatova- Trend:
The co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick (USA), Igor Popov (Russia), Pierre Andre (France) will visit Azerbaijan on February 15, a diplomatic source told Trend Feb. 12.
The co-chairmen will hold a number of meetings with the government of Azerbaijan on February 16. Afterwards, they will visit Yerevan.
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 four UN Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.