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Baku attaches great importance to meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 31 May 2011 10:01
The presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia will meet in the third decade of June upon Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's initiative, Head of the Foreign Relations Department at the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Novruz Mammadov told journalists today.
Baku attaches great importance to meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 31 / Trend M.Aliyev /

The presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia will meet in the third decade of June upon Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's initiative, Head of the Foreign Relations Department at the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Novruz Mammadov told journalists today.

"We attach great importance to this meeting. Moreover, the international community and OSCE Minsk Group member countries also attach great importance to the meeting of the Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents," he said.

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.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.

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