Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 9/ Trend , J. Babayeva/
Baku and Ankara agreed to continue talks to implement the Caucasus Stability and Cooperation Platform.
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov stressed the platform's importance at a meeting with Turkish counterpart Ali Babacan in Baku. He said consultations must continue, the Foreign Ministry said.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan initiated the platform after the August events in Georgia.
Babacan said regional conflicts must be resolved region as soon as possible.
"The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict must be resolved by respecting Azerbaijan's territorial integrity," he 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.
During his visit to Azerbaijan, Babacan also plans to meet with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
Babacan arrived in Azerbaijan from Munich early morning Sunday.
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