BAKU: U.S President Underscores Commitment To Help Parties To NK Con

U.S PRESIDENT UNDERSCORES COMMITMENT TO HELP PARTIES TO NAGORNO-KARABAKH CONFLICT TO ACHIEVE FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT

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July 14, 2011 Thursday 10:23 AM GMT +4
Azerbaijan

United States President Barack Obama thanked Russian Foreign Minister
Sergey Lavrov on his visit to Washington for his efforts in the
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution. The president emphasized the
commitment of the U.S., as a co-chair state of the OSCE Minsk Group,
to achieve a framework agreement in the conflict, the White House’s
website reported.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988
when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian
armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992,
including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The
co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group – Russia, France, and the U.S. –
are currently holding the peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council’s four
resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the
surrounding regions.

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