Azerbaijani FM discusses Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement with OSCE MG mediators
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 1
By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov discussed with co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement, Hikmet Hajiyev, spokesman for Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry, told Trend.
The pre-planned meeting with the mediators took place in Brussels within the framework of the working visit of the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister.
The outcome of the Vienna meeting was discussed for the preparation of the next summit in June, with the aim to promote as soon as possible the solution of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Hajiyev said.
Commenting on the cancellation of the allegedly planned June meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers, he said that there was no initiative received to hold such a meeting and of course, it was not planned.
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.