Azerbaijani, Armenian, Russian religious leaders to mull Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 18 / Trend , A.Huseynbala/
Religious leaders of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia will meet to discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. It is also planned to continue the tripartite summit of the heads of the Armenian Apostolic and Russian Orthodox Churches, as well as the head of the Caucasus Muslims Office Sheikhulislam Haji Allahshukur Pashazadeh in Moscow under mediation by the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, theArmenian media writes.
Such an agreement was reached during the meeting between the Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin II with the Patriarch Kirill during as part of the visit of the head of the Armenian Church to Moscow.
Catholicos of All Armenians visited Moscow on July 14-16.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 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 the peace negotiations.