Karabakh: was progress fixed during ministerial meeting in Moscow?

Karabakh: was progress fixed during ministerial meeting in Moscow?

PanARMENIAN.Net - Foreign Ministers of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia met in Moscow on June 11 for a discussion on Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement. The meeting between Edward Nalbandian, Elmar Mammadyarov and Sergei Lavrov was held on the threshold of a presidential meeting in Kazan, Russia, scheduled for June 25.

According to Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministers succeeded in bringing the positions closer on a number of key provisions of the basic principles to be discussed by the President Serzh Sargsyan, Ilham Aliyev and Dmitry Medvedev.

Earlier, on the sidelines of G8 summit in Deauville, the Russian, U.S. and French Presidents adopted a joint statement on the Karabakh conflict settlement and urged the Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders to “prepare population for peace, but not war,” as well as “finalize works on basic principles for the settlement during the upcoming meeting in June.”

14  Artsakh. Liberated Lands
The conflict between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan

The conflict between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan broke out as result of the ethnic cleansing launched by the Azeri authorities in the final years of the Soviet Union. The Karabakh War was fought from 1991 (when the Nagorno Karabakh Republic was proclaimed) to 1994 (when a ceasefire was sealed by Armenia, NKR and Azerbaijan). Most of Nagorno Karabakh and a security zone consisting of 7 regions are now under control of NKR defense army. Armenia and Azerbaijan are holding peace talks mediated by the OSCE Minsk Group up till now.

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