OSCE chair to visit Azerbaijan next week
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 5 / Trend /
The OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara will visit Azerbaijan next week.
The visit of the OSCE chairperson is scheduled for July 7-8, the head of the press service of Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry Elman Abdullayev told Trend on Friday.
According to him, the main topic of the talks will be the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as well as bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Ukraine.
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 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.
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