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Clinton dives into Caucasus politics with four-nation tour

US Secretary of State Clinton launches a South Caucasus tour with Karabakh and regional issues on the agenda. After Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan, she will head to Turkey

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton kicked off a tour of the South Caucasus yesterday, including stops in Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey, arriving first in Yerevan for talks with Armenian leaders.

Clinton was scheduled to meet with President Serzh Sarkisian and Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, with the aim of strengthening relations with the country. The top issue expected to be discussed is the unresolved conflict over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. Despite years of internationally-mediated talks since the 1994 cease-fire, Armenia and Azerbaijan have not signed a final peace deal, and soldiers are frequently killed in border skirmishes. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Turkish Press No Comments » June 2012