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OSCE MG US co-chair says honest discussion needed on how to achieve Nagorno-Karabakh peace

It is important to have honest discussion about how to achieve the Nagorno-Karabakh peace, the U.S. co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, James Warlick wrote on his Twitter account on May 13.

The co-chair also thanked the followers of his Twitter account for the comments on his speech about the keys to a settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington.

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

Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.