Armenian President discussed Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Hillary Clinton
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan met the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton within the framework of Munich Security Conference on February 5, Armenia Today reported on Sunday.
Armenian President emphasized the importance of the U.S. role in resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as well as preservation of peace and stability in South Caucasus.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the United States - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
Clinton, in turn, emphasized U.S. readiness to support rapprochement between Armenia and Turkey, Armenian presidential press service reported.
The parties further focused on development of bilateral relations and expansion of Armenia-U.S. economic ties.
The delegation headed by the President of Armenia returned from Munich to Yerevan.