Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 10
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross came to see an Armenian citizen who recently crossed the border in the Gazakh region of Azerbaijan,
ICRC Azerbaijani Office Head, Ilaha Huseynova told Trend Sept. 10.
"The ICRC representatives came to see the detainee on Sept.8," she said.
She stressed that the ICRC representatives informed the Armenian government about their visit to the detainee's family members.
Fifty-three year old Armenian citizen Sarkis Ananyan illegally crossed the state border of Azerbaijan on Aug. 26.
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.