Azerbaijani FM to meet with OSCE MG co-chairs
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr.28
By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will meet with OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs in Paris.
The announcement was made by Mammadyarov Apr.28 during the briefing following the meeting with the head of the committee of ministers of the Council of Europe, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders who is on a visit to Baku.
He said the meeting can be held on May 1.
"We discussed the issue of settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with the head of the committee of ministers of the Council of Europe, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders as well," said the foreign minister.
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.