OSCE Minsk Group proposes amendments to Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution (video)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 21/ Trend , E. Rustamov/
The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group have proposed Azerbaijan and Armenia several amendments to the basic principles to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov told reporters on Jan. 21.
"The co-chairs presented us with several amendments to the basic principles. We are working on them at the moment," Mammadyarov said.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs visited the region on Jan. 19-20.
Azerbaijan insists on returning the occupied territories and IDPs to their homeland, Mammadyarov said.
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