Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed to continue talks on Karabakh

© RIA to Novoshepelychi in photobacteria in the Karabakh conflict zone. Archival photoAzerbaijan and Armenia agreed to continue talks on Karabakh© RIA to Novoshepelychi the image Bank

The foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia Elmar Mammadyarov and Zohrab Mnatsakanyan agreed to continue negotiations on settlement of Karabakh conflict next month, told RIA Novosti in the press service of Azerbaijani foreign Ministry.

Foreign Ministers held a meeting on Thursday on the sidelines of the UN with the mediation of the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk group.

«The meeting lasted three hours, was held an interesting and important exchange of views for the progress in the settlement of the conflict, sustainable peace in the region. The parties agreed to continue negotiations next month. It is also expected the visit of OSCE MG co-chairs to the region next month,» — said the press service.

The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh began in February 1988 when Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous region (NKAR) announced their withdrawal from the Azerbaijani SSR. In September 1991, in the centre of Nagorno-Karabakh Stepanakert it has been declared creation of Nagorno-the Karabakh Republic (NKR). The Azerbaijani authorities during the subsequent military conflict have lost control over Nagorno-Karabakh.

The negotiations for a peaceful settlement of the conflict conducted within the framework of the OSCE Minsk group since 1992. Azerbaijan insists on maintaining its territorial integrity, Armenia protects interests of unrecognized Republic as Nagorno-Karabakh is not a party to the negotiations.