Date of Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents' meeting made public

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Baku, Azerbaijan, August 2


Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan are expected to meet in Russia, where they will hold talks on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Prime Minister of Armenia Hovik Abrahamyan said on Saturday, Interfax reported.

"Meeting of the presidents will be held in Sochi on August 8 or 9. We hope that important agreements will be reached during the meeting", - Abrahamyan said.

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 two countries 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 four U.N. Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.

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