Next OSCE Monitoring of Armenian-Azerbaijani Frontline to Start

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 13 February 2008 16:55 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 13 February / Trend corr. E.Huseynli / Under the mandate of private representative of the OSCE functioning chairman, monitoring is planned to be held on the Azerbaijani-Armenian frontline near the Tapgaragoyunlu village of the Tartar region of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan Defense Ministry reported.

The conflict between the two countries of the South Caucasus began in 1988, due to the Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Since 1992, the Armenian Armed Forces have occupied 20% of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven neighboring districts. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement which ended active hostilities. The Co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France, and the US) are currently holding the peaceful negotiations.

The OSCE Chairman-in-Office's special envoy, Andrzej Kasprzyk and his field assistants- Jaslan Nurtazin and Imre Palatinus are the in-charge of monitoring the Azerbaijani side of frontline. Field assistants Miroslav Vimetal and Antal Herdiks will carry out the monitoring on the Armenian side of the front, in the territory internationally recognized as Azerbaijani land.

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