Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.28 / Trend /
OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs will take part in the monitoring on the contact line of the Armenian and Azerbaijani troops.
Monitoring will be held on the contact line between Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces near the Jafarli village in the Gazakh region on Nov.29, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said. 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, his field assistants Antal Herdich and William Pryor.
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's field assistants Imre Palatinus, Christo Christov and Marius Puodziunas.
During the monitoring the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs and the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Personal Representative are planned to move from the occupied territories to the contact line controlled by Azerbaijani Armed Forces.
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.