Karabakh conflict to be discussed in Warsaw

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will be discussed on the margins of NATO Summit in Warsaw, James Warlick, OSCE Minsk Group’s US co-chair, tweeted July 7.

“Just arrived in Warsaw for the NATO summit. It’s an opportunity to continue discussions on Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia and Azerbaijan”- he tweeted.

A summit of Azerbaijani, Russian and Armenian presidents, Ilham Aliyev, Vladimir Putin and Serzh Sargsyan was held in St. Petersburg June 20 with participation of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs.

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.

Source: Trend