Azerbaijan, Barda, Feb. 9 / Trend , K.Zarbaliyeva/
Monitoring will be held on the contact line between Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces north-west of the Sarijali village in Azerbaijan's Agdam region on Feb. 11, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told Trend . The monitoring will be held after a mandate by the special envoy of the OSCE chairman.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan lost all of Nagorno-Karabakh except for Shusha and Khojali in December 1991. In 1992-93, Armenian armed forces occupied Shusha, Khojali and 7 districts surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
The monitoring will be held on the Azerbaijani side by OSCE Chairman-in-Office Personal Representative field assistants Imre Palatinus and Vladimir Chountulov.
The monitoring will be held on the opposite side, which the international community recognizes as Azerbaijani territory, by OSCE Chairman-in-Office Personal Representative field assistants Pieter Ki and Irji Aberli.