Media: Armenia to hand over captive to Azerbaijan
Armenia will hand over captive Telman Aliyev to the Azerbaijani side, the Armenian ministry said today, Armenia Today reported.
Telman Aliyev will be handed over to the Azerbaijani side on November 30.
No comment has been made from Azerbaijan yet.
It can recalled that the 40-year old Alpoud villager from the Azerbaijani Gazakh region Telman Aliyev went missing at the Azerbaijani-Armenian border on November 11, as he tended his cattle and got lost in the fog.
Telman Aliyev is deaf and dumb. He got lost in the fog and crossed the border by mistake.
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.