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Russian President To Host Fresh Armenian-Azerbaijani Summit

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (right) welcomes Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Serzh Sarkisian (left) and Ilham Aliyev, to St. Petersburg in June.
YEREVAN -- The presidents of Russia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan are to meet next week for talks on resolving the long-standing dispute over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports.

The office of Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian said today he would meet Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in the southern Russian city of Astrakhan on October 27.

The last such trilateral meeting was held in St. Petersburg on June 17.

The enclave within Azerbaijan, populated mainly by ethnic Armenians, was at the center of a war between the two countries that ended with an uneasy cease-fire in 1994.