Red Cross employees visit Azerbaijani POW
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 10 / Trend K. Zarbaliyeva /
Employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) visited Azerbaijani POW kept in Yerevan on April 2, the ICRC Baku Office told Trend.
The ICRC representatives delivered a 'Red Cross' letter to the POW and received a 'Red Cross' letter from him.
The POW's father was invited to the ICRC Baku Office on April 6 and his son's letter was delivered to him.
Junior sergeant of Azerbaijani Armed Forces Mammadbagir Akhundzade was captivated near the Yukhary Chayli village on the contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops.
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 seven 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.