In a meeting with her Armenian counterpart Edvard Nalbandian, the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stressed the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh, reported the press service of the Armenian diplomacy.
“We can not solve the problem of Nagorno-Karabakh as a peaceful manner. Washington as co-chair of the Minsk Group of OSCE will continue to encourage settlement of the conflict,” Clinton said quoted by the press Service of the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“M.Nalbandian in turn appreciated the role of the United States as co-chair of the Minsk Group of OSCE before exposing Clinton to the results of a meeting of Presidents of Armenia, Azerbaijani and Russian was held January 23 in Sochi, “the press service.
The Nagorno-Karabakh dates back to February 1988, when the autonomous region populated mainly by Armenians announced its intention to secede from Azerbaijan. This has led to hostilities between the Armenian and Azerbaijani troops in connection with which Baku has lost control of the region. The cease-fire declared May 12, 1994 is regularly violated by both parties.
Baku and Yerevan are still unable to agree on the status of the region.
To find a peaceful negotiated settlement of the conflict, a Minsk Group co-chaired by Russia, France and the United States was established in 1992 as part of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe.