The meeting of foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia on Karabakh will be held in January

© RIA to Novoshepelychi in fotomasterskie military of the defense army of Nagorno Karabakh on the first line of defense. Archival photoThe meeting of foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia on Karabakh will be held in January© RIA to Novoshepelychi the image Bank

The next meeting of the foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia on Karabakh will be held in January, reported RIA Novosti, the foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov.

On Wednesday in Milan on the sidelines of the OSCE Ministerial Council held a meeting of foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia Elmar Mamedyarov and Zohrab Mnatsakanyan on Karabakh with the participation of the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk group.

«I think the negotiations that took place for three hours, was important and useful in terms of a better understanding of the positions of the parties. Consent was obtained to continue talks in this format in the near future, likely next month,» said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan.

The Armenian foreign Ministry reported that the Ministers agreed «to continue the meetings, keeping the current dynamics.» It is noted that before the talks Mnatsakanyan met with the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk group Igor Popov (Russia) Stefan Visconti (France), Andrew Driver (USA) and personal representative of the OSCE Chairman Andrzej Kasprzyk

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.

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

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