OSCE Minsk Group holds consultations in Helsinki on Karabakh conflict
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.11
By Anakhanim Hidayatova- Trend:
The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs arrived in Finland for consultations on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the US co-chair of OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick tweeted Feb.11.
"Finland is a Minsk Group member and we arrive in Helsinki today for consultations," Warlick said. He went on to add that he looks forward to the meeting where the co-chairs could exchange information on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
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 US are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.