World Bulletin/News Desk
The co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group mediating the conflict over Nagorny Karabakh, a breakaway region on Azerbaijani territory with a predominantly ethnic Armenian population, will on Saturday visit the Armenian capital Yerevan, the Armenian Foreign Ministry said. During the visit, the United States’ Robert Bradtke, France’s Jacques Faure and Russia’s Igor Popov will meet with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian.
The international mediators will also visit Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorny Karabakh, to meet with the leadership of the unrecognized republic.
On Sunday, the intermediaries are expected to visit Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Their last visit to the region took place in early March 2012. The conflict between the two Caucasus states erupted in the late 1980s, when Nagorny Karabakh claimed independence from Azerbaijan. It is estimated to have left more than 30,000 people dead on both sides between 1988 and 1994. The region has since remained under Armenian control.Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Mayıs 2012, 16:26