Azerbaijani, Turkish FMs Meet Informally in New York

Politics Materials 22 September 2008 11:24 (UTC +04:00)
Azerbaijani, Turkish FMs Meet Informally in   New York

Azerbaijan, Baku, 22 September / Trend corr. M.Ibrahimov/ Azerbaijani and Turkish FMs Elmar Mammadyarov and Ali Babajan met in New York on 21 September.

The informal meeting took place within the 63rd session of the UN General Assembly, Turkeyїs CIHAN news agency said.

The Ministers exchanged their views on bilateral issues and discussed the situation in the region, as well as settling of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict.

The conflict between the two countries of the South Caucasus began in 1988 due to Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Since 1992, Armenian Armed Forces have occupied 20% of Azerbaijan including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven surrounding districts. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France, and the US) are currently holding peaceful negotiations.

Azerbaijani and Armenian FMs are expected to meet with participation of their Turkish counterpart in New York on 25 and 26 September, CNN Turk said.

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