Baku, Azerbaijan, May 17
By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:
Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will discuss in France the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with France's Secretary of State for European Affairs Harlem Desir, French Foreign Ministry's website said May 17.
The meeting will be held on May 19 in Paris.
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 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.
Edited by SI