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Warlick: Nagorno-Karabakh settlement should be priority, even with many global concerns

24 July 2014 [14:27] - TODAY.AZ
The U.S. co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick has met with the representatives of this organization.

"I reminded OSCE representatives that a Nagorno-Karabakh settlement should be a priority, even with many global concerns," Warlick wrote on his twitter page.

Warlick said on July 23 that he is leaving for Vienna to brief Minsk Group representatives and OSCE Secretary General on Nagorno-Karabakh peace.

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs as part of the fifth meeting of the foreign ministers of member countries of the EU Eastern Partnership in Brussels on July 22.

During the meeting the sides discussed the principles well known to the public, as well as ways to accelerate the process of resolving of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on the basis of statements voiced by 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 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 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.



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