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Azerbaijan and Armenia hold peace talks in Geneva. The conflict between the two parties is same

Azerbaijan and Armenia hold peace talks in Geneva. The conflict between the two parties is same

FILE PHOTO: A man drives a car past a damaged building following recent shelling in the town of Shushi (Shusha), in the course of a military conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 29, 2020. Vahram Baghdasaryan/Photolure via REUTERS

Overseas Network, October 30. The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan arrived in Geneva, Switzerland on Friday (30th) to hold talks to resolve the conflict in the Naka region. 

It is reported that more than a month of fighting has caused a large number of casualties.

According to Reuters (Reuters) on the 30th, diplomats in Geneva said that the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan will meet with special envoys from France, Russia, and the United States.

These envoys represent the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group and are responsible for the resolution. The conflict that has escalated in recent days. The foreign ministries of Armenia and Azerbaijan have confirmed that their ministers have arrived in Geneva.

Russian President Vladimir Putin stated on Thursday (29th) that Turkey, which requires a greater role, should become one of the countries involved in the negotiations to end the fighting. 

Kremlin spokesman Peskov told reporters on Friday (30th) that peacekeeping forces can only enter the conflict zone with the consent of both Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Sporadic conflicts continued on the 30th. The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan stated that military strongholds and settlements in the Agdere, Khojavind and Gwadli regions were attacked overnight. 

The Armenian side stated that the Asian side frustrated the Azerbaijani offensive and the shelling of some areas has resumed.

According to reports, the Naka region is located in southwestern Azerbaijan, and the residents are mostly Armenians. After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Azerbaijan and Armenia fought for the Naka region.

Armenia occupied the Naka region and the surrounding part of Azerbaijan’s territory. In 1992, the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (the predecessor of the OSCE) established the Minsk Group of 12 countries.

Negotiations on the Naka issue at different levels have been held within the framework of the Minsk Group, but no substantial progress has been made. In 1994,

Azerbaijan and Armenia reached an agreement on a comprehensive ceasefire, but the two countries have been in a state of hostility due to the Naqqa issue, and armed conflicts between the two have occurred from time to time.

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