OSCE monitoring on contact line of Azerbaijani, Armenian armies passes without incident

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Azerbaijan, Baku, August 1 /Trend, I.Izzet/

The OSCE monitoring on contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian armies was completed on Thursday.

The monitoring held under the mandate of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Personal Representative, on the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops located in the south of the village of Agdam of Azerbaijan's Tovuz region, was completed without incident, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported on Thursday.

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

On the opposite side of contact line, the monitoring was 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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Tags: OSCE, monitoring