Armenian, French leaders to discuss Karabakh settlement

April 25 2004

Armenian, French leaders to discuss Karabakh settlement

YEREVAN, April 25 (Itar-Tass) – Armenian President Robert Kocharyan
leaves on Sunday for France, where the problem of the mostly Armenian
populated Azerbaijani enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh is expected to be
in the focus of attention.

On Monday, the visiting Armenian president will meet with French
President Jacques Chirac, the press service of the Armenian president
reported on Saturday.

Although the agenda of the working visit has not been announced yet,
Tass has learnt that the Karabakh settlement will be one of the main
issues to be discussed. France, Russia and the USA are co-chairmen of
the OSCE Minsk Group on Nagorno-Karabakh.

The two presidents will also discuss bilateral political relations
and economic ties.

Late on Sunday, the Armenian president and his wife will attend a
concert of Charles Aznavour. The famous French singer of Armenian
origin will give a concert on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

On April 27, the Armenian delegation led by Robert Kocharyan will fly
from Paris to Warsaw to take part in a world economic forum. The
Armenian leader will attend a working session on the Caucasus and
will meet the executive chairman of the forum, Klaus Schwab.

He will also meet within the framework of the forum with Polish
President Alexander Kwasniewski and Georgian President Mikhail