OSCE to monitor contact line between Armenian, Azerbaijani armies
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 30 / Trend/
Monitoring will be held on the contact line between Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces near the Alibeyli village in the Azerbaijani Tovuz region on May 31, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told Trend on Wednesday.
The monitoring will be held on the Azerbaijani side by the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Personal Representative Andrzej Kasprzyk's office coordinator Peter Keay and field assistant Antal Herdich.
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 Christo Christov and Jiri Aberle.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent 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 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.