Azerbaijani FM discussed ways of resolving of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 22
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has met with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, along with participation in the fifth meeting of the foreign ministers of member countries of the EU "Eastern Partnership" in Brussels, said in statement of Foreign Ministry.
During the meeting the sides discussed the principles well known to the public, as well as ways to accelerate the process of resolving of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on the basis of statements voiced by co-chairs.
It should be noted that the presidents of the co-chair countries in their speeches repeatedly noted the unacceptable of status quo.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries 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 four U.N. Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.