Leaders Discuss Azerbaijani-Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict in Vienna

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: April 5, 2019; 14:06 ♦ (Vindobona)

The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan met in Vienna for the first time under the auspices of the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group to discuss the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The two heads of state also met with Austrian President Van der Bellen and Austrian Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.

Map of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabakh / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / en:User:VartanM. World inset added by en:User:Kmusser. [Public Domain]

Nagorno-Karabakh, almost exclusively inhabited by Armenians, belongs to Azerbaijan under international law, but has been controlled by Armenia since the break-up of the Soviet Union.

From 1992 to 1994, the two countries were at war with up to 30,000 dead.

According to a statement by the OSCE, the co-chairmen of the Minsk Group assessed the meeting positive…