OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, Jacques Faure (France), James Warlick (U.S.)
and Igor Popov (Russia) will visit Azerbaijan's Kalbajar and Lachin
regions occupied by Armenia.
The U.S. co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, James Warlick wrote about this on his Twitter page on May 15.
OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs will pay a visit to the region with a fact-finding mission next week.
Minsk Group, the activities of which have become known as the Minsk
Process, spearheads the OSCE's efforts to find a peaceful solution to
the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh 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.
two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of
the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the U.S. are currently holding
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N.
Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the
Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.