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Armenia, Azerbaijan Discussing Nagorno-Karabakh

11 January 2005 -- The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan are meeting in the Czech capital Prague today to discuss the Azerbaijani-Armenian dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh.

The one-day meeting is being held behind closed doors and under the auspices of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

Nagorno-Karabakh is an ethnic Armenian enclave in Azerbaijan. It has had de facto independence since Armenian-backed forces won control over the territory in 1994 following a six-year war.

Armenian-backed forces and Azerbaijani troops continue to face off across a demilitarized zone in the region.

(RFE/RL's Azerbaijani and Armenian services)