Azerbaijani Foreign Minister to Meet with OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairs in Brussels

Politics Materials 3 September 2007 10:49 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend S.Agayeva / On 3 September the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov is scheduled to meet with Yuriy Merzlyakov and Bernard Fassier, the OSCE Minsk co-chairs on the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict from Russia and France in Brussels.

The co-chairs are expected to tour Yerevan and Baku in mid September. The meeting will clarify the necessity of a meeting between the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia, the Azerbaijani foreign minister stated in talks with journalists earlier.

Since 1992 the Armenian Armed Forces have occupied almost 20% of Azerbaijani lands, including Nagorno-Karabakh and seven districts surrounding it. In 1994 Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement.

Mammadyarov is holding meetings with mediators during a conference held in line with the European Union's New Neighborhood Policy.