Azerbaijan, Baku, May 4 / Trend, M.Aliyev /
A delegation headed by the Special Representative of the OSCE PA for the South Caucasus Joao Soares will arrive in Azerbaijan on May 5, and will start the negotiations in Baku on May 6, Vice-Speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament, head of the country's delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Bahar Muradova told Trend on Saturday.
"At the meeting with Soares activization of the OSCE efforts to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, seeking of a mechanism for fulfillment of the taken decisions and more effective ways to use the capabilities of the OSCE in the settlement of the conflict will be discussed," Muradova said.
The main topic of discussions at the meetings at the Milli Majlis, the Foreign Ministry and other structures will be the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Muradova said.
As for the proposals to change the format of the OSCE Minsk Group, the Deputy Speaker said she does not believe that this will lead to any changes.
Changing the format will not lead to anything, she said.
Within a weeklong visit the delegation will also visit Georgia and Armenia.
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.
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.