OSCE holds monitoring on contact line of Azerbaijani, Armenian troops

There were no incidents during an OSCE monitoring along the line of contact between armies of Azerbaijan and Armenia November 5, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry told Trend.

The monitoring was carried out on the contact line’s part running in Azerbaijan’s Terter region in line with mandate of personal representative of the OSCE chairperson-in-office.

Field assistants of the personal representative of the OSCE chairperson-in-office, Simon Tiller and Irzhi Aberle, conducted the monitoring on the Azerbaijani side of the line of contact.

On the Armenian side of the contact line the monitoring was carried out by the field assistants of the OSCE chairperson-in-office personal representative, Evgeny 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.


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