U.S. Secretary of State to discuss Nagorno-Karabakh conflict during visit to Azerbaijan

Politics Materials 26 May 2012 12:00 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 26 / Trend V.Javoronkova/

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will discuss Nagorno-Karabakh conflict during her visit to Azerbaijan on June 6.

The U.S. Embassy Chargé d'Affaires Adam Sterling told journalists on Saturday, that during the visit a wide range of bilateral relations between two countries will be discussed, among which is Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Before her visit to Azerbaijan, Clinton will travel to Armenia on June 4 and Georgia on June 5. The Secretary will meet with the Presidents and civil society leaders of these countries.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.