Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 8
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
With the initiative of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry representatives of the media and the public the country visited the contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian armed forces.
A group of journalists and representatives of nearly 30 NGOs of the country visited military bases located in the direction of Fizuli- Beylagan. The primary goal was to study the situation and to support the military.
According to the statements of high-ranking military officials, the movement of the Armenian Armed Forces are under control, all of the provocations are suppressed, adding that the army did not face any serious difficulties.
Speaking in front of the servicemen of Azerbaijan NGO representatives expressed their support for the military, noting that the interaction between civilians and the army is high.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries 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.