EU special rep to discuss Karabakh conflict in Baku
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 14
By Anakhanum Khidayatova - Trend:
The EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia, Herbert Salber will discuss the issues related to the settlement of Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in Baku, the EU office in Brussels told Trend March 14.
During the visit to Azerbaijan on March 15-17, Salber is expected to meet with several high-level officials of the country, according to the EU office.
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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