Baku, Azerbaijan, March 7
By Elchin Mekhtiyev - Trend:
The identity of the Armenian citizen detained in Azerbaijan became known. He is Arsen Khojayan, born in 1991, Azerbaijani Turkel TV regional TV channel reported on March 7.
The Armenian citizen was detained in Azerbaijan's Tovuz region on March 7.
The Armenian citizen was detained near a railway in the Tovuz region, according to Secretary of the State Commission of Azerbaijan on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons, Shahin Sailov. The detainee was wearing civilian clothes.
In early March, an Armenian citizen Mamiko Khojayan, who was earlier detained while attempting to cross the contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian was handed over to his country.
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.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by C.N.