Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 20
By Elchin Mehdiyev – Trend:
The preliminary date of the next meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers has been announced.
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said that it is difficult to name the exact date for the meeting.
It is still difficult to name the date of the next meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers . But it is planned to be held in mid January," the minister said.
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.