Russian, Turkish presidents to discuss Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution
Azerbaijan , Baku, Aug.18 / Trend /
Turkish President Abdullah Gul will discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh problem with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, the Zaman newspaper reports.
Gul will visit Russia within participation in the upcoming Global Policy Forum to be held in Yaroslavl on Sept. 7-8.
The forum, to be held under Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's patronage, will be also attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former Latvian President Valdis Zatlers.
At the meeting presidents Gul and Medvedev are also expected to discuss Iran's nuclear program, the situation in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Egypt and Syria.
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 seven 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.