Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 2
An OSCE monitoring was held Dec. 2 along the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops.
Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry has said the monitoring, held in line with the mandate of personal representative of the OSCE chairperson-in-office, passed without any incident.
OSCE's monitoring took place near the village of Orta Garvand in Aghdam district of Azerbaijan.
On the Azerbaijani side of the contact line, the monitoring was held by field assistants of the personal representative of the OSCE chairperson-in-office, Hristo Hristov and Peter Svedberg.
On the Armenian side, the monitoring was conducted by field assistants of the personal representative of the OSCE chairperson-in-office, Yevgeny Sharov, Irzhi Aberle 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 the UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.