Azerbaijan, Baku, 7 November/ Trend / President of Turkey Abdullah Gul has initiated to hold trilateral meeting of Presidents of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey in Istanbul, Turkish ZAMAN newspaper reported.
The trilateral meeting of Presidents was discussed by the Presidents Gul and Ilham Aliyev during Azerbaijani Presidents official visit to Turkey.
Azerbaijani President agreed to hold trilateral meeting in Istanbul. The venue and date of the trilateral meeting will be announced after talks with Armenian President Serzh Sarkisyan, ZAMAN reported.
The conflict between the two countries of the South Caucasus began in 1988 due to Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan lost the Nagorno-Karabakh, except of Shusha and Khojali, in December 1991. In 1992-93, Armenian Armed Forces occupied Shusha, Khojali and Nagorno-Karabakh's seven surrounding regions. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Russia, France, and the US) are currently holding peaceful, but fruitless negotiations.
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