Baku, Azerbaijan, April 1
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Azerbaijani First Deputy Defence Minister and Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Colonel-General Najmeddin Sadihov has be brought up to speed with the situation in the military units on the frontline, the Azerbaijani Defence Ministry reported on April 1.
The purpose of the Sadihov's visit along with a group of officers from the General Staff is to check the readiness of the frontline military units, their logistics, moral and psychological state of the soldiers, as well as discipline and social conditions.
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 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 NH
Edited by SM