Azerbaijan, Barda / corr. Trend Sh.Jaliloglu / On the 13th of June the field assistants of the OSCE Chairman in Office's special representative Andzey Kasprzyk monitored the line of contact of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops in Azerbaijan's Fizuli district. Thus, the participants of the monitoring met with the Head of Fizuli Executive Power, Naby Mukhtarov was interested in the reasons behind the violation of the ceasefire regime by the Armenian Armed Forces.
Mukhtarov stated that the Armenian Armed Forces periodically fired upon villages and upon the Azerbaijan National Army. Due to this, there has been an affect on the production of agriculture.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries appeared in 1988 due to Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenia has occupied 20% of the Azerbaijani lands including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven surrounding districts. Since 1992 to present time, these territories have been under Armenian occupation. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a cease-fire agreement at which the active hostilities ended. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France and USA) are holding peaceful negotiations.