Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr S.Ilhamgizi / On 28 June Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev received a group of Azerbaijani and Armenian intellectuals who visited Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia on 28 June.
A group Azerbaijan and Armenian public figures led by the Armenian and Azerbaijani Ambassadors to Russian, Armen Smbatian and Polad Bulbuloglu, toured Khankandi and Shusha on 28 June under the aegis of OSCE's. Later on they visited Yerevan to meet with Armenian President Robert Kocharian.
The group included Prof. Armen Smbatian, the Armenian Ambassador to Russia, the Honorary Culture Figure of Armenia, Prof Sergey Sarachian, the Rector of the Yerevan State Conservatoire, Acad. Radik Martirosian, the President of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, Prof. Alexander Grigorian, People's Artist of Armenia, Head of the Russian Dram Theater, Lyudmila Grigorian, Head of the Therapeutic Department of the Republican Hospital of Armenia, Prof Polad Bulbuloglu, the Azerbaijani Ambassador to Russia, People's Artist of Azerbaijan, Prof Farhad Badalbayli, the rector of the Baku Musical Academy, People Artist of USSR, Prof Kamal Abdullayev, the Rector of the Baku Slavic University, correspondent member of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Honorary Scientific Figure, Prof Azer Pahsa Neymatov, the Chairman of the Azerbaijani Union of Theater Figures, People's Artist of Azerbaijan, Ilham Fataliyev, the honorary Engineer of Azerbaijan, a businessmen.
Reaffirming his country`s position on the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, President Aliyev emphasized that the dispute could only be solved on the basis of the principles of territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and inviolability of borders, with granting a high level of self-governance to Nagorno-Karabakh.