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Ambassador: Barack Obama Will Continue His Involvement in Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Settlement Process


November 08, 2012

During his second term, U.S. President Barack Obama will continue to be involved in the process of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement jointly with his Russian and French counterparts, Mediamax quotes U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern as saying.

He said Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton paid great attention to Armenia and South Caucasus over the past 4 years.

The diplomat also recalled Hillary Clinton's two visits to the region.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

Azerbaijan and Armenia 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.

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