Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.29 / Trend, K.Zarbaliyeva /
The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs took part in the monitoring on the contact line of the Armenian and Azerbaijani troops.
Monitoring held on the road between the Jafarli village in the Azerbaijani Gazakh region and Armenian Kayan village on the contact line between Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces on Nov.29 proceeded without incident and OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs moved to the Azerbaijani side, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told Trend on Tuesday. The monitoring was 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, his field assistants Antal Herdich 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, Christo Christov 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.