The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry has instructed the country's embassy in Italy to investigate the possible activity of a Italian company in the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, Foreign Ministry's spokesman Elman Abdullayev told Trend on Wednesday.
The Italian company plans to create a cluster of light industrial units in Nagorno-Karabakh. On September 11 the company's representatives will arrive in the city of Khankendi in order to become familiar with the work conditions, Armenian media outlets reported.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the U.S. are currently holding 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.