Armenian President arrives in Kazan
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 24 / Trend, E. Tariverdiyeva /
An Armenian delegation headed by the President Serzh Sargsyan arrived in Kazan, official website of Tatarstan's President reported. The delegation was met by the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, State Council Chairman Farid Mukhametshin and Prime Minister of Tatarstan Ildar Khalikov, the report said.
The main purpose of Sargsyan's visit to Kazan is to attend the Russian, Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents' trilateral meeting to be held in the Kazan Kremlin, the report said.
A trilateral meeting between the Azerbaijani, Armenian and Russia presidents will be held in Kazan on June 24.
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.