Azerbaijan, Baku, July 13 / Trend E. Ostapenko /
Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers Elmar Mammadyarov and Edward Nalbandian may meet with their French, Russian and U.S. counterparts Bernard Kouchner, Sergei Lavrov and Hillary Clinton at the upcoming OSCE summit in Almaty.
France, Russia and the United States co-chair the OSCE Minsk Group - the primary mechanism for peace talks on resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Negotiations within the Minsk Group have been held since 1994.
The OSCE summit will be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan July 16-17.
Mammadyarov and Nalbandian may meet with their foreign counterparts July 17.
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 seven surrounding districts. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994.
The summit in Almaty is devoted to strengthening OSCE's potential.