Kocharian Yeltsin to Meet Friday

MOSCOW (AP)–President Boris Yeltsin is to meet with Armenian President Robert Kocharian for discussions as part of a continuing effort to resolve tensions over Nagorno-Karabakh–the Interfax news agency reported Monday.

The meeting is to take place Friday in Sochi–the Black Sea resort where Yeltsin is on holiday–the report said–citing the Armenian presidential press service.

US Deputy Secretary of State visited Armenia–Azerbaijan and Russia last week in a round of shuttle diplomacy on the issue. He left Armenia on Wednesday–just hours before gunmen’stormed the parliament and killed the prime minister and the parliament speaker.

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