Assa-Irada, Azerbaijan
July 1 2004

Azeri, Armenian defense ministers expected to meet shortly

Azerbaijani and Armenian defense ministers Safar Abiyev and Serj
Sarkisian are expected to meet shortly to discuss the recently
frequent ceasefire breaches.

Russia's RIA-Novosti news agency quoted Armenian Foreign Minister
Vardan Oskanian as saying that the meeting of the two defense
ministers might take place shortly. Oskanian said that the issue of
frequent ceasefire breaches on the frontline was discussed during his
meeting with his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov in Prague
on June 21.

The two countries' defense ministers were sent an appeal to hold
bilateral meetings to discuss the settlement of the Upper Garabagh

The number of the dead and injured from both conflicting sides
increased as a result of the frequent ceasefire breaches in June.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress