No incident during OSCE monitoring on Azerbaijani, Armenian armies’ contact line
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 18,
An OSCE monitoring was held Feb. 18 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.
The monitoring took place in Azerbaijan's Terter district.
On the Azerbaijani side, the monitoring was carried out by the personal representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk and the field assistant of the OSCE chairperson-in-office personal representative, Jiri Aberle.
On the opposite side, the monitoring was conducted by the field assistants of the OSCE chairperson-in-office personal representative Yevgeny Sharov, 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 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.