Armenian President Robert Kocharian received on 28 June a group of art and scientific figures of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
At the initiative of the Armenian and Azerbaijani Ambassadors to Russian, Armen Smbatian and Polad Bulbuloglu, with support of the presidents of the two countries they pay a one-day visit to Khankandi, Yerevan and Baku, ITAR-TASS has been informed at the Armenian President's Administration.
Welcoming the initiative, President Kocharian stressed that the establishment of contacts and confirmation of the confidence between the publics of the two countries will be a good contribution to the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Despite the existing realities, it is necessary to define the borders of cooperation and Armenia is prepared to contrite in this process," the President assured.
The guest spoke about the necessity of establishment of contacts between the publics of the two countries, as well as the ways of such contacts. To achieve a tolerance between the nations of Armenia and Azerbaijan it is necessary to restore the past contacts and partners relations of senior generations and to attract the youth to this contacts.
After the meeting with the Armenian President public figures left for Baku to meet with the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.