No incident occurred during OSCE monitoring on Armenian-Azerbaijani contact line
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 11 / Trend , K.Zarbaliyeva/
Monitoring was held on the contact line between Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces after a mandate by the special envoy of the OSCE chairman. The monitoring near the Fuzuli-Goradiz Road proceeded without incident on March 11, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told Trend .
The monitoring was held on the Azerbaijani side by the OSCE chairman's personal representatives Imre Palatinus and Pieter Ki.
The monitoring was held on the opposite side, which the international community recognizes as Azerbaijani territory, by the OSCE chairman's field assistants Irji Aberli and Vladimir ChountulovThe 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.