OSCE reps to visit South Caucasus

  25 May 2018    Read: 1399
OSCE reps to visit South Caucasus

Nearly 30 permanent representatives of OSCE are heading to Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia to get first-hand info in the countries, Galib Israfilov, Azerbaijan’s ambassador to OSCE, tweeted May 25.

“Armenia doesn’t wish me joining the group on Yerevan leg,” he tweeted.

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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