US co-chairman of OSCE Minsk Group to discuss Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in Yerevan
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 9
US co-chairman of OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick has arrived in Yerevan in order to discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, he tweeted June 9.
"I'm back in Yerevan and look forward to meetings today and tomorrow to discuss Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," he said.
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 the UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.