Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 30
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
The monitoring held Sept. 30 under the mandate of the OSCE chairperson-in-office personal representative, on the contact line located near the village of Sarijali of Azerbaijan's Aghdam region passed without an incident, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said Sept. 30.
On the Azerbaijani side the monitoring was carried out by the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Personal Representative Andrzej Kasprzyk and his field assistant Evgeny Sharov.
On the opposite side the monitoring was conducted by field assistants of OSCE chairperson-in-office personal representative Hristo Hristov and Peter Svedberg.
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.