Azerbaijani, Armenian Presidents Meet

Radio Free Europe, Czech Republic
April 28 2004

Azerbaijani, Armenian Presidents Meet

28 April 2004 — The leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan today met on
the sidelines of a European economic summit in Warsaw and discussed
their countries’ dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

AFP quoted an unidentified diplomat as saying that Azerbaijan’s
President Ilham Aliyev and his Armenian counterpart Robert Kocharian
had a “constructive” discussion on the issue, and agreed to hold
further talks. However, no date was set for those talks.

Armenian-backed forces drove Azerbaijan’s army out of the ethnic
Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh in the early 1990s, in a war
that killed 30,000 people and left about 1 million homeless. A
cease-fire was signed in 1994, but no agreement has been reached on
the territory’s final status.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS