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Armenian, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers To Meet In France

October 25, 2012

The Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers are scheduled to meet in France on October 27 to discuss the issue of the breakaway Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The announcement was made by the Armenian Foreign Ministry on October 25.

It said the meeting between Armenia's Edward Nalbandian and Azerbaijan's Elmar Mammadyarov will be mediated by the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group.

Nalbandian and Mammadyarov last met in Paris in June.

Ties between Armenia and Azerbaijan worsened after Azerbaijan's president pardoned a soldier who had been sentenced to life in prison in Hungary for murdering an Armenian soldier.

Armenia and Azerbaijan have been in conflict for more than two decades over Nagorno-Karabakh, which has a majority Armenian population.

A fragile cease-fire has been in place since 1994.

Based on reporting by Interfax, Armenianow.com, and Armradio.am

Source: http://www.rferl.org/content/armenia-azerbaijan-foreign-ministers/24750722.html

Copyright (c) 2012. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.



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