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OSCE to monitor contact line between Azerbaijani, Armenian armies

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 23 June 2010 10:26
Monitoring will be held on the contact line between Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces in the south of the Borsunlu village in the Goranboy region of Azerbaijan June 24. The monitoring will be held under a mandate of the OSCE chairman special envoy, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported.
OSCE to monitor contact line between Azerbaijani, Armenian armies

Azerbaijan, Baku, June 23 / Trend /

Monitoring will be held on the contact line between Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces in the south of the Borsunlu village in the Goranboy region of Azerbaijan June 24. The monitoring will be held under a mandate of the OSCE chairman special envoy, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported.

The monitoring will be held on the Azerbaijani side by OSCE Chairman-in-Office Personal Representative field assistants Imre Palatinus and William Pryor.

The monitoring will be held on the opposite side, which the international community recognizes as Azerbaijani territory, by OSCE Chairman-in-Office Personal Representative Andrzej Kasprzyk's field assistants Jaslan Nurtazin and Antal Herdich.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts.

Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.

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