Meeting of Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia to Take Place in Constantinov Place of Saint-Petersburg: Consular
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend S.Ilhamgizi / The Consular General of Azerbaijan to Saint-Petersburg, Gudsi Osmanov , said on the 7th of June that the meeting between the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia scheduled for the 9th of June will take place in Constantinov Place of Saint-Petersburg.
The 11th Economic Forum will take place on the 10th of June in Saint-Petersburg. An unofficial meeting of the Presidents of CIS Presidents, as well as one-on-one meetings of the Presidents of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev and Armenia, Robert Kocharyan , will take place within the Forum.
The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group held a number of meetings in Azerbaijan on the 5-6 of June, in order to make preparations for the talks in Saint-Petersburg.
Presently the co-chairs held talks in Yerevan with the Government of Armenia. The OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Miguel Angel Moratinos , arrived in Baku on the 4th of June and left for Yerevan from Baku.
The meeting of the Presidents in Saint-Petersburg will be the first one this year. Earlier the Presidents of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev and Armenia, Robert Kocharyan held negotiations in Belarus, Romania and France, however no results have yet been obtained.
The conflict between the two countries of South Caucasus appeared in 1988 due to the territorial claims of Armenia against Azerbaijan. Armenia has occupied 20% of the Azerbaijani land including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven Districts of the country surrounding it. Since 1992 to present time, these territories have been under the occupation of the Armenian Forces. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a cease-fire agreement, at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France and USA) hold peaceful negotiations.