Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 18
The monitoring held on Tuesday under the mandate of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Personal Representative on the contact line of the Azerbaijani and Armenian armies on the Terter-Agdere road in the region of Terter passed without incidents, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on Feb.18.
On the Azerbaijani side the monitoring was held by the field assistants of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Irji Aberle and his personal assistant William Pryor.
On the opposite side, the monitoring was conducted by the field assistants of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Hristo Hristov, Evgeny Sharov and Peter Svedberg.
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.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by C.N.