The sides expressed their commitment to negotiations for settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, strengthening the ceasefire to prevent incidents on the contact line and on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
The parties decided to develop mechanisms for establishing operational communication between the relevant structures.
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.