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OSCE monitors contact line between Azerbaijani, Armenian armies

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 12 January 2011 12:37
Monitoring was held on the contact line between Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces without incident.
OSCE monitors contact line between Azerbaijani, Armenian armies

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 12 / Trend K.Zarbaliyeva /

Monitoring was held on the contact line between Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces without incident.

According to the mandate of OSCE Chairman-in-Office Personal Representative, monitoring was held on the contact line between Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces on the Tartar-Agdara road in the Tartar region of Azerbaijan on Jan.12, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry's deputy spokesman told Trend.

The monitoring was held on the Azerbaijani side by OSCE Chairman-in-Office Personal Representative field assistants Christo Christov and William Pryor.

The monitoring was 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 Imre Palatinus 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 and the surrounding regions.

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