OSCE field assessment mission has not submitted report to Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 19 / Trend S. Agayeva /
Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry refuted news that the OSCE has submitted its assessment of the situation in the country's occupied territories to the ministry.
"Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry has not received a report from the OSCE," Foreign Ministry spokesman Elkhan Polukhov told Trend.
The field assessment mission was held on Oct. 4-14 in the occupied territories.
The OSCE Minsk Group was accompanied by the UNHCR.
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 United States - 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.