Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 6
Representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) visited the Azerbaijani citizen detained by Armenians in the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, the ICRC Yerevan Office said Sept. 6, according to the news.am website.
Earlier, Armenian media reported about the detention of Azerbaijani citizen Javid Mammadov on Sept. 5 on the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops.
Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry told Trend that it has been informed on the detention of an Azerbaijani citizen by Armenian armed units.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries 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 four U.N. Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.