Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend S.Ilhamgizi / Initiated by organizations, parliamentarians and politicians of Azerbaijan, the next Karabakh Forum will take place on 13 June, the Karabakh Liberation Organization reports.
The Forum will focus on the current situation around the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, including the referendum on the status of Nagorno-Karabakh, which is an integral part of Azerbaijan. In addition, it is planned to establish organizations that can help with coordination and consultation regarding the conflict.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries appeared in 1988 due to Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenia has occupied 20% of the Azerbaijani lands including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven surrounding districts. Since 1992 to the present time, these territories have been under Armenian occupation. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a cease-fire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France and USA) are holding peaceful negotiations.