Armenian, Azeri Academics Meet With Kocharian and Ghoukasian

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–A delegation of Armenian and Azeri academicians, headed by the two countries’ ambassadors to Russian Wednesday met with Armenian President Robert Kocharian and the president of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Arkady Ghoukasian.
Ghoukasian met with the delegation headed by Armenian Ambassador to Russia Armen Smbatyan and Azeri Ambassador to Russia Polad Byul-Byul Oghlu, to discuss establishment of dialogue and confidence building between sides to the Karabakh conflict.
Ghoukasian stressed the importance of the ambassadors’ initiative, which he said can create a healthy and constructive atmosphere in the conflict resolution process. More importantly, Ghoukasian said that encouraging intolerance and calls for a military resolution of the conflict only hinder the peace process.
The participants expressed hope that the initiative launched by the academicians would continue in the future and would embrace broader circles of the society.

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