Baku, Azerbaijan, May 23
By Anakhanum Idayatova - Trend:
OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's Special Representative on the South Caucasus Kristian Vigenin is on a visit in the region, the press service of the OSCE PA told Trend May 23.
Vigenin will hold meetings in Armenia May 23-24, visit Georgia May 25-26, and then travel to Azerbaijan, the press service said.
The OSCE PA special representative will arrive in Azerbaijan May 27 and discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the problems of refugees and internally displaced persons, and other issues.
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.
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