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Putin, Sargsyan to mull Karabakh conflict settlement in Sochi

22 August 2017 [14:46] - TODAY.AZ

By  Trend

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan in Sochi on August 23, RIA Novosti reported on August 22 citing Kremlin's press service.

Putin and Sargsyan will discuss the cooperation within the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and Eurasian Economic Community (EAEC or EurAsEC), as well as the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, says the report.

Two presidents will also exchange views on topical international and regional issues, according to the report.

Moreover, the sides will also touch upon the implementation of agreements reached during the Armenian president’s official visit to Russia in March 2017.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.


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