OSCE monitoring held on contact line of Azerbaijani, Armenian armies
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.9
The recent monitoring on the contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian armies has passed without incidents, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said Oct.9.
The monitoring was held under the mandate of the OSCE chairperson-in-office personal representative on the contact line near the village of Kemerli of Azerbaijan's Gazakh district, the ministry said.
On the Azerbaijani side, the monitoring was carried out by the field assistants of OSCE chairperson-in-office personal representative Yevgeny Sharov and Peter Svedberg.
On the opposite side, the monitoring was conducted by the field assistants of OSCE chairperson-in-office personal representative Jiri Aberle, Hristo Hristov and Simon Tiller.
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 US are currently holding peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
Edited by SI