OSCE to Hold Monitoring in Contact Line of Armenian-Azerbaijani Armed Forces
Azerbaijan, Baku, 27 September/ Trend , corr E. Ismayilov/ OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) plans to hold monitoring on the contact line of the Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces near Mezem village of Gazakh region of Azerbaijan according to the mandate of the special envoy of OSCE chairman in office, press service of the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan said to Trend .
Armenia has occupied 20% of Azerbaijanїs lands including Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding seven regions. The occupation began in 1988. Azerbaijan lost the Nagorno-Karabakh, except of Shusha and Khojali, in December 1991. In 1992-93, Armenian Armed Forces occupied Shusha, Khojali and Nagorno-Karabakhїs seven surrounding regions. 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, but fruitless negotiations. OSCE hold monitoring regularly to maintain ceasefire.
Imre Palatinus and Irji Aberle, field assistants of the special envoy of OSCE chairman in office will hold monitoring from Azerbaijan.
Antal Herdich and Vladimir Chountulov, field assistants of the special envoy of OSCE chairman in office will hold monitoring from Armenia in the contact line recognized as territory of Azerbaijan on the international level.