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12 April 2012 [15:45] - Today.Az
No incident occurred during monitoring held on the contact line between Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces in near the Yusifjanli village in the Azerbaijani Agdam region on April 12, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry spokesmen Eldar Sabiroglu told Trend.
The monitoring was held on the Azerbaijani side by the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Personal Representative Andrzej Kasprzyk's office coordinator Peter Keay, field assistant Christo Christov and OSCE High-Level Planning Group representative, Colonel Ilhami Deyirmancioglu.
The monitoring was held on the opposite side, which the international community recognizes as Azerbaijani territory, by OSCE Chairman-in-Office Personal Representative Andrzej Kasprzyk's field assistant Antal Herdich and OSCE High-Level Planning Group representative, Colonel Andrei Barashkin.
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 on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.