No exact date for meeting on Karabakh conflict, says Russian Foreign Ministry
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 2
By Elmira Tariverdiyeva - Trend:
There is no exact date for holding the meeting of the Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, said Maria Zakharova, Russian Foreign Ministry's spokesperson.
She made the remarks at a press conference June 2, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry's official website.
"As for the exact date of the meeting, the conflict sides should agree on it," said Zakharova. "We expect that after agreeing upon the dates and details, they will make a corresponding statement."
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.