Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.24
The meeting between Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and Armenia's Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan has kicked off in New York, spokesperson for Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry Leyla Abdullayeva wrote on Twitter, Trend reports.
The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group Igor Popov (Russia), Stéphane Visconti (France) and Andrew Schofer (USA) and Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk take part in the meeting.
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, 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 Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.