US ambassador to Azerbaijan meets IDPs from Gubadli district
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 3
By Aygun Badalova - Trend:
The US ambassador to Azerbaijan Robert Cekuta together with his wife visited a Sumqayit city school for IDPs from Azerbaijan's district of Gubadli, occupied by Armenia.
The school was renovated by the United States European Command (US EUCOM), the embassy twitted March 3.
"This is one of many such projects that the US has funded over the years to support the people of Azerbaijan, including IDPs," said the message.
Speaking with the IDPs from Gubadli district, the ambassador discussed the continued efforts to bring about a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, according to the message.
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 withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.
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