BAKU: Azerbaijan: Military Agreement Must Not Affect Karabakh Confli

AZERBAIJAN: MILITARY AGREEMENT MUST NOT AFFECT KARABAKH CONFLICT

Today
Aug 24 2010
Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan hopes that the recently renewed leasing agreement between
Russia and Armenia on the Gumri military base will not negatively
impact the resolution of the Karabakh conflict.

“Official Russian circles argue that the treaty signed in Armenia will
not adversely affect the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,”
ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) Deputy Chairman, Executive Secretary
Ali Ahmadov told journalists today.

Russia and Armenia recently signed a protocol amending a 1995 bilateral
agreement on the Russian military base in Gumri, extending the lease
by 24 years, RIA Novosti reported. The document was undersigned by
the Armenian and Russian defense ministers.

The Azerbaijani government hopes to discuss the agreement with
President Dmitry Medvedev during his upcoming visit to the country
in September, Ahmadov said.

From: A. Papazian

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