No Incident Happened during OSCE Monitoring over Border Regions
Azerbaijan, Baku, 22 May / Trend corr. G.Jabiyev / A monitoring was held by the personal representative of Chairman-in-office of OSCE in the border regions located near the Garakhanbayli village of Fuzuli region on 22 May, the Azerbaijani Defence Ministry reported to Trend .
The conflict between the two countries of the South Caucasus began in 1988 due to Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Since 1992, Armenian Armed Forces have occupied 20% of Azerbaijan including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven surrounding districts. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France, and the US) are currently holding peaceful negotiations.
In 1994, Armenia and Azerbaijan signed a ceasefire agreement, and peace negotiations are currently ongoing between the countries.
From the Azerbaijani side the monitoring was held by Imre Palatinus and Antal Herdich, Personal Representative of OSCE Chairman-in-Office.
From the Armenian side the monitoring was held by Pieter Ki and Vladimir Chontulov ( Bulgaria), the Field Assistant to Personal Representative of OSCE Chairman-in-Office.