OSCE MG co-chairs move from occupied territories to territories controlled by Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Barda, Oct.22 / Trend, S.Jaliloglu /
OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs have today moved from the territories occupied by Armenia to the territories of the contact line controlled by Azerbaijani Armed Forces.
Monitoring will be held on the contact line between Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces on the Tartar-Agdara highway in Azerbaijan on Oct.22, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on Friday. The monitoring will be held under a mandate of the OSCE chairman.
The monitoring will be held on the Azerbaijani side by the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Personal Representative Andrzej Kasprzyk's field assistants Imre Palatinus and Christo Christov.
The monitoring will be held on the opposite side, which the international community recognizes as Azerbaijani territory, by OSCE Chairman-in-Office Personal Representative Andrzej Kasprzyk, his field assistants Antal Herdich and Marius Puodziunas.
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.