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OSCE High Commissioner: Engagement in Karabakh conflict settlement requires positive thinking

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Engagement in the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement requires positive thinking, said OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Lamberto Zannier, answering Trend’s question in question and answer session via Twitter.

“Engagement – even in the most protracted conflicts including Nagorno-Karabakh – requires positive thinking and persistence,” he noted.

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.

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