Mammadyarov and Cavusoglu discuss regional problems

Mammadyarov and Cavusoglu discuss regional problems

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Iran.

The Azerbaijani Foreign Minister informed about the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia's actions on the contact line.

Cavusoglu, in his turn, said that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should be resolved peacefully within the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.

They also discussed other regional issues of mutual interest, Trend reports.

Recall, on the night of April 2 all frontier positions of Azerbaijan were exposed to heavy fire from large-caliber weapons, mortars, grenade launchers and guns. In addition, Azerbaijani settlements near the front line, densely populated by civilians, were shelled.

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% of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US, are currently holding peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.