Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 27 / Trend K. Zarbaliyeva /
The representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) visited Azerbaiajni citizens, who had been held hostage and captured by Armenia.
The representatives of the Armenian office of the committee familiarized with the conditions of detention and physical condition of Azerbaijani servicemen Roman Huseynov Anar Hajiyev and civilian Eldar Tagiyev, spokesperson for the ICRC's Baku office Ilaha Huseynova told Trend.
Huseynov was captured by Armenian armed forces on August 27 this year, but Hajiyev on May 10, 2009.
Eldar Tagiyev was shot near the frontline in the direction of the village of Alibayli in Tovuz region. He was taken hostage on Dec. 28 last year.
Huseynova said that negotiations are underway to return bodies of two Azerbaijani servicemen. The parties have not reached agreement yet.
Armenian military killed ensign of Azerbaijani Army Mubariz Ibrahimov on June 18 this year.
The Armenian side refused from returning Mubariz Ibrahimov's body to Azerbaijan. The Armenians placed photos of his body on the Internet in a few days. Armenian military killed an officer of the Azerbaijani army Farid Akhmadov on September 4. The Armenian side refused from returning his body up to now.
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 seven 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 negotiations to resolve the dispute.
Armenia has failed to implement U.N. Security Council resolutions stipulating the liberation of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding regions.