The Occupation in Figures
Nagorno-Karabakh: 1988-1992, territory 4400 km2; Shusha: may 08, 1992, territory 289 km2; Lachin: may 18, 1992, territory 1840 km2; Kalbajar: april 2, 1993, territory 3054 km2; Aghdam: july 23, 1993, territory 1150 km2; Fizuli: august 23, 1993, territory 1390 km2; Jabrayil: august 23, 1993, territory 1050 km2; Gubadli: august 31, 1993, territory 802 km2; Zangilan: october 29, 1993, territory 707 km2.

Date set for next meeting of Azerbaijani, Armenian FMs

Date set for next meeting of Azerbaijani, Armenian FMs



Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will meet with the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group and Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian in Vienna on Dec. 6.

"Moreover, a meeting will be held at the level of the foreign ministers of the Caspian-littoral countries in Moscow on December 4-5,” Mammadyarov said.

He made the remarks at a joint press conference in Baku Nov. 30 following the trilateral meeting with the foreign ministers of Turkey and Pakistan.

"Substantive negotiations must be held,” he said. “I was very pleased with the results of the meeting with the co-chairs in Moscow as we held the detailed discussions. We hope for the continuation of such talks with the co-chairs."

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.