OSCE to monitor contact line between Azerbaijani, Armenian armies
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 24 /Trend /
Under the mandate of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Personal Representative, the monitoring on the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops located near the village of Hasangaya Askipara of Azerbaijan's Tartar region will be held on October 25, Azerbaijani Defence Ministry told Trend today.
The monitoring will be held on the Azerbaijani side by field assistants of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Peter Svedberg and Evgeny Sharov.
On the opposite side, the monitoring will be conducted by OSCE Chairman-in-Office Personal Representative Andrzej Kasprzyk, field assistants Hristo Hristov, 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.