William Gill: US very much looks forward to have opportunity to host Azerbaijani, Armenian FMs

  01 May 2019    Read: 1049
William Gill: US very much looks forward to have opportunity to host Azerbaijani, Armenian FMs

The US very much looks forward to having an opportunity to host Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers, Deputy Chief of US Mission in Azerbaijan William R. Gill said.

“As you know, the US is the co-chair of the Minsk process and we are committed to working with the sides to help find a negotiated settlement to the conflict and as part of that we very much look forward to have an opportunity to host the sides, the foreign ministers in the US at some point. There have been discussions about that and are ongoing. We hope we will have a positive news to share about that in the future days,” he told reporters May 1.

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 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

 

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