US envoy: No military solution of Karabakh conflict
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 9
By Anakhanum Hidayatova – Trend:
The OSCE Minsk Group (MG) co-chairs continue to work hard to bring the sides of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict together, US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Robert Cekuta told reporters in Baku Nov. 9.
He said that the OSCE MG co-chairs are trying to bring together foreign ministers and presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia.
There is no military solution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the US ambassador added.
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 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.
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