Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 21
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
The opportunities for the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict are opening up in coming months, US President Donald Trump said in a letter to Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in connection with the Independence Day.
In turn, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in his message stressed that the US authorities are still committed to the search for peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and urge the parties to resume intensive negotiations as soon as possible.
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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