Monİtorİng on Azerbaİjanİ and Armenİan troops' contact lİne completed wİthout İncİdents
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 10
The monitoring of compliance with the cease-fire regime, held on October 10 at the contact line between the troops of Azerbaijan and Armenia, in the direction of the Goranboy region of Azerbaijan, in accordance with the mandate of the personal representative of the OSCE chairman-in-office, has ended without incidents, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said in a statement.
The monitoring from the Azerbaijani side was held by the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk, his field assistants Gennady Petrika and Martin Schuster.
The field assistants to the personal representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Ognjen Jovic and Simon Tiller, conducted monitoring in the Azerbaijani territory occupied and controlled by the Armenian armed forces.
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.