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