"Head of the Military Cooperation Department of MOD Maj. Gen. Huseyn Mahmudov briefed NATO representatives, in detail, on provocative and destructive actions taken by Armenian units against Azerbaijani citizens and settlements along the front line in the first days of April," the ministry said.
The meeting in general was devoted to discussions of "Partnership Goals within the framework of 2016 Planning and Review Process." According to the ministry, the sides also discussed regional security issues, defense sector reforms, and prospects of cooperation in the area of military interoperability with NATO.
Armenia and Azerbaijan have been engaged in a dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh since 1988, when the autonomous region left the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic and proclaimed independence after the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. The secession triggered a war that lasted until a Russia-brokered ceasefire was signed in 1994.