By Sara Rajabova
Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers will meet on the sidelines of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Kyiv on December 5.
The sides agreed to hold the meeting following the recent talks between Presidents Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsian in Vienna.
Prior to the Kyiv meeting, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbadian made a statement, calling the Vienna meeting "constructive", Armenian media reported.
Nalbadian said the Vienna meeting will open new opportunities, and the first such opportunity will occur in Kiev.
"We will try, whenever possible, to promote negotiations. Of course, it is important that the desire to resolve the conflict exist on both sides," Nalbadian said.
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict emerged in 1988, when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Since a lengthy war in the early 1990s that displaced over one million Azerbaijanis, Armenian armed forces have occupied over 20 percent of Azerbaijan's internationally recognized territory, including Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent regions.
The UN Security Council's four resolutions on Armenian withdrawal have not been enforced to this day.
Peace talks, mediated by Russia, France and the U.S. through the OSCE Minsk Group, are underway on the basis of a peace outline proposed by the Minsk Group co-chairs and dubbed the Madrid Principles. The negotiations have been largely fruitless so far.