OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs to discuss Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 17 / Trend , E.Tariverdiyeva /
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe co-chairs will visit Baku in late February, U.S. Co-Chair Matthew Bryza told Trend .
"The visit will likely take place on Feb. 27," 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.
The mediators will discuss with basic principles for resolving the conflict.
This is the co-chairs' first visit to the region after a meeting between the Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents in Zurich on Jan. 28 as part of the Davos Economic Forum.
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