In accordance with the mandate of special envoy of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, the OSCE mission will hold a monitoring on troops contact line in south-west of Tap Garagoyunlu village of Goranboy region, Azerbaijan on Thursday.
According to Azerbaijan`s Defence Ministry, the monitoring will be held on the Azerbaijani area by Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk, personal assistants William Pryor and Hristo Hristov and representative of the OSCE High Level Planning Group Michael Dolan.
On the opposite area, the monitoring will be conducted by field assistants of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Jiri Aberle and Evgeny Sharov and head of the OSCE High Level Planning Group Paulo Shamayev.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France and the U.S. - are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council`s four resolutions demanding the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions./AzerTAc/