Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 20
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The Armenian side has invited Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to a meeting of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Council, to be held in Yerevan on December 12, Turkish TV channel Haber7 reported today.
According to the information, the final decision about Davutoglu's participation at the meeting will be made following the one with Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents in Vienna.
Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan held a meeting in Vienna on November 19. The issues related to the settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict were discussed at the meeting.
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.