Russian, Italian FMs to mull Karabakh conflict today

  01 February 2018    Read: 1440
Russian, Italian FMs to mull Karabakh conflict today
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Italian counterpart Angelino Alfano will discuss the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict today, on Feb. 1, TASS news agency reported.  

Alfano, who arrived in Moscow as chairman of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), will also discuss with Lavrov this year’s plan for cooperation within the OSCE.

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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