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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.