U.S. co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick arrived in Azerbaijan this morning to discuss a peaceful settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with officials. Warlick wrote about his arrival on his Twitter page.
The information about the mediator's visit was also approved by the U.S. embassy in Azerbaijan.
The U.S., along with Russia and France, has long been working to broker a solution of the long-standing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict through the Minsk Group, but their efforts have been largely fruitless so far.
Ahead of the visit, Warlick said that he will to join up with his Russian and French colleagues in Baku.
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict emerged in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Since a lengthy war in the early 1990s that displaced over one million Azerbaijanis, Armenian armed forces have occupied over 20 percent of Azerbaijan's internationally recognized territory, including Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent regions.
The UN Security Council has adopted four resolutions on Armenian withdrawal from the Azerbaijani territory, but they have not been enforced to this day.