Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend E.Huseynov, A.Gasimova / The OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Spanish Foreign Minister, Miguel Angel Moratinos, will visit Azerbaijan and Armenia on 4-5 June, a source at the Foreign Ministry of Spain informed Trend.
Moratinos will arrive in Baku on the evening of 4 June and will hold negotiations with top-ranking officials of Azerbaijan. The program of the visit has not yet been devised, but it is expected that the meetings will be held with the Azerbaijan's President, Ilham Aliyev and Foreign Minister, Elmar Mammadyarov.
On the morning of 5 June, Moratinos will depart for Yerevan and return to Madrid on the same day. The process of peaceful regulations of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is expected to be the focus of attention during Moratinos' meetings in Baku and Yerevan.
The conflict between the two countries of South Caucasus appeared in 1988 due to the territorial claims of Armenia against Azerbaijan. Armenia has occupied 20% of the Azerbaijani land including Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding Districts. Since 1992 to the present time, these territories have been under the occupation of the Armenian Forces. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a cease-fire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France and USA) is holding peaceful negotiations. .