OSCE to monitor contact line between Azerbaijani, Armenian armies

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Azerbaijan, Baku, July 31 /Trend, S. Ahmedova/

The OSCE will carry out regular monitoring on the contact line between Armenian and Azerbaijani Armies.

Under the mandate of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Personal Representative, monitoring of the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops located in the south of the village of Agdam of Azerbaijan's Tovuz region will be held on August 1, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported.

The monitoring will be held on the Azerbaijani side by the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Personal Representative William Pryor and field assistant Jiri Aberle.

On the opposite side, monitoring will be conducted by the field assistants of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Hristo Hristov, Evgeny Sharov and head of financial administration Peter Svedberg.

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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