No incident occurred during OSCE monitoring on Armenian-Azerbaijani contact line
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.4 / Trend, K.Zarbaliyeva /
Monitoring was held on the contact line between Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces on the Tartar-Agdara highway in the Azerbaijani Tartar region on Oct.4, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported today. The monitoring will be held under a mandate of the OSCE chairman.
The monitoring was held on the Azerbaijani side by the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Personal Representative Andrzej Kasprzyk's field assistants Imre Palatinus, Christo Christov and OSCE High-Level Planning Group representative Vladimir Reznikov.
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 OSCE High-Level Planning Group representative Michael O'Connor.
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.