WAYS OF RESOLUTION OF NAGORNO-KARABAKH CONFLICT TO BE DISCUSSED IN MOSCOW

Trend News Agency
Aug 1 2008
Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan, Baku, 1 August/ TrendNews, corr R. Novruzov/ Moscow will
host talks on the resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict on
1 August. The talks will be held between the foreign ministers of
Azerbaijan and Armenia Elmar Mammadyarov and Edward Nalbandyan and
co-chairmen of OSCE Minsk Group from Russia, US and France.

Moscow talks between the foreign ministers will focus on the
resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict which was earlier proposed
by the presidents of the two states in June in St Petersburg.

Ñ-The Moscow talks between the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and
Armenia are the basis for the new work requested by the presidents
of both states in St Petersburg,Ñ- Bernard Fasier, French co-chairman
of OSCE Minsk Group said to TrendNews earlier.

On 9 June, presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia met in St Petersburg
within the 11th international economic forum. It was first meeting
of the Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev with the newly-elected
President of Armenia Serj Sarkisyan.

Ñ-The talks on the peaceful resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
will be held on the basis of Madrid proposals,Ñ- Fasier said.

In November 2007, co-chairmen of OSCE Minsk Group presented basic
principles of the peaceful resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
to the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan. The co-chairmen believe
that the Ñ- Madrid proposalsÑ- are fair and balanced.

The conflict between the two countries of the South Caucasus began
in 1988 due to Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Since
1992, Armenian Armed Forces have occupied 20% of Azerbaijan including
the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven surrounding districts. In
1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement at which
time the active hostilities ended. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk
Group ( Russia, France, and the US) are currently holding peaceful
negotiations.

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From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress