Monday, July 09, 2007

Azerbaijani president receives Azeri and Armenian intellectuals

Jun 28, 2007
Azeri Press Agency, Azerbaijan

A group of Azerbaijani and Armenian intellectuals on the initiative of Azerbaijani and Armenian ambassadors to Russia visited Khankendi, Shusha and Armenia and met with President Robert Kocharian through OSCE, APA reports quoting to AzerTAC State Information Agency.

The intellectuals yesterday arrived in Baku and President Ilham Aliyev received them.

The group includes Armenian extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to Russia, professor Armen Smbatyan, rector of Yerevan State Conservatoire, professor Sergey Sarajyan, president of Armenian National Academy of Sciences, academician Radik Martirosyan, Armenian national artist, head of Russian Drama Theater, professor Alexander Grigoryan, chief of therapy department of Armenian Hospital Ludmila Grigoryan, Azerbaijani extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to Russia Polad Bulbuloglu, rector of Baku Music Academy Farhad Badalbayli, rector of Baku Slavic University, correspondent member of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences Kamal Abdulla, chief of Azerbaijan Theater Figures Union Azerpasha Nematov and businessman Ilham Fataliyev. President Ilham Aliyev expressed his position on Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno Karabakh conflict and underlined that this conflict can only be solved on the principles of Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity and inviolability of borders with granting higher authority to Nagorno Karabakh. /APA/

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