Armenian president visits breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||12 November 2013|
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November 12, 2013
Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian (center) visited army units in Nagorno-Karabakh on November 12.
Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian is visiting Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
The Armenian press service said on November 12 that Sarkisian would inspect the military forces of the self-proclaimed republic.
Armenia and Azerbaijan have been locked in a conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, which local Armenian separatists, backed by Yerevan, seized from Azerbaijan during a devastating war in the 1990s.
Last week, Sarkisian and his Azerbaijani counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, agreed to meet later this month to resume talks on Nagorno-Karabakh.
Aliyev is currently in Turkey, where, among other issues, he is expected to discuss Nagorno-Karabakh with Turkish officials.
Last week, Turkey's Foreign Ministry stated that it will open its border with Armenia – closed by Ankara in the early 1990s – only if Yerevan ends its occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding Azerbaijani districts.
Based on reporting by News.am and Interfax