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Date of Azerbaijan, Armenian, Russian President’s Meeting Determined (updated)

Politics Materials 29 October 2008 11:39 (UTC +04:00)
Date of   Azerbaijan, Armenian, Russian President’s Meeting Determined (updated)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 29 October / corr Trend A.Gasimova / Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia will hold a meeting on the solution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in Moscow on 2 November with the participation of Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev, the Kremlin said on 29 October.

"In accordance with the agreement achieved among the sides, a meeting between the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia, Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sarkisyan, with the participation of Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev, on the solution of the [Armenian-Azerbaijani] Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will be held in Moscow on 2 November 2008, Interfax reports..

The conflict between the two countries of the South Caucasus began in 1988 due to Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Since 1992, Armenian Armed Forces have occupied 20% of Azerbaijan including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven surrounding districts. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France, and the US) are currently holding peaceful negotiations.

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