OSCE Sec.Gen. to mull regional conflicts in Moscow

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OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier will discuss several regional conflicts with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on Apr. 28, said Russian Foreign Ministryв's Spokesperson Maria Zakharova at a briefing Apr. 19.

Zakharova noted that Zannier will take part in an international conference on security in Moscow.

One of regional conflicts on the OSCE area is the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

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

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.