No incident occurred during OSCE monitoring on Armenian-Azerbaijani contact line
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 19 / Trend K.Zarbaliyeva /
Monitoring held on the contact line between Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces proceeded without incident, Azerbaijani Deputy Defense Ministry Spokesman Teymur Abdullayev told Trend.
The monitoring was held on the north-east of the Ashagi Veyselli village in the Khojavand region of Azerbaijan on Jan.19 under a mandate of the OSCE chairman special envoy, Abdullayev said.
The monitoring was held on the Azerbaijani side by OSCE Chairman-in-Office Personal Representative field assistants Imre Platinus and Christo Christov.
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 William Pryor, Antal Herdich and Jaslan Nurtazin.
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 region