Turkish PM: We will make every effort to ensure stability in South Caucasus
Azerbaijan , Baku, July 27 / Trend/
Turkey will make every effort to ensure stability in the South Caucasus. Turkish Prime Minister Receb Tayyip Erdogan made this statement before his visit to Azerbaijan on Wednesday.
"We will make every effort to ensure stability in the South Caucasus. In addition, we seek more development of the Turkish-Azerbaijani relations," Turkish Sabah newspaper quotes Erdogan as saying.
Erdogan will today kick off his official visit to Azerbaijan.
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 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 four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.