Azerbaijan, Baku, March 16 / Trend V. Zhavoronkova /
The United States intends to continue to work hard to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
"The United States will continue to work hard to resolve the Nagorno Karabakh conflict", the U.S embassy in Azerbaijan public policy department head Terry Davidson told media today.
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.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.
According to him, the U.S. along with the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict are working with the Azerbaijani government to improve human rights protection.
"We are constantly discussing the issue of human rights with the Azerbaijani government. This is an area in which we work together to develop it," Davidson said.