Baku expecting visit of US co-chair of OSCE MG  

  03 February 2018    Read: 1010
Baku expecting visit of US co-chair of OSCE MG  
The US co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group for the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict's resolution, Andrew Schofer, will arrive in Azerbaijan Feb. 3, a diplomatic source told Trend.  

The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group Igor Popov (Russia) and Stefan Visconti (France) will visit Baku on Feb. 6. The diplomats will meet with Azerbaijani officials on Feb. 7.

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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