No incident during OSCE monitoring on Azerbaijani-Armenian border

  13 December 2017    Read: 1190
No incident during OSCE monitoring on Azerbaijani-Armenian border
The OSCE monitoring held on the border between Azerbaijan and Armenia near Azerbaijan’s Qazakh district passed without incidents, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said Dec. 13.
The monitoring was held under the mandate of the OSCE chairperson-in-office personal representative, said the ministry.

On the Azerbaijani side, the monitoring was held by Andrzej Kasprzyk, ambassador and the OSCE chairperson-in-office personal representative, as well as Ognjen Jovic, who is field assistant of the OSCE chairperson-in-office personal representative.

On the Armenian side, the monitoring was held by field assistants of the OSCE chairperson-in-office personal representative Ghenadie Petrica, Simon Tiller and Mikhail Olaru.

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.


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