No incident during OSCE contact line monitoring

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 23 June 2017 13:47 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, June 23


The OSCE monitoring held along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops passed without incidents on June 23, said Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry.

The monitoring was held under the mandate of the OSCE chairperson-in-office personal representative near the Tapgaragoyunlu village of Azerbaijan’s Goranboy district.

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 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.