Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 12
In accordance with the mandate of the personal representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, regular monitoring has been scheduled for February 13, 2019 at the state border of Azerbaijan and Armenia in the direction of Goranboy district, Trend reports with reference to the press service of Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.
The Personal Representative’s field assistants Mihail Olaru and Simon Tiller will carry out the monitoring exercise from the territory of Azerbaijan.
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.