By Harry Tamrazian and Ruzan Khachatrian in Prague
Turkish Daily News reported on Saturday that Armenian President Robert Kocharian will attend Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) meeting to be held June 25 in Istanbul. Citing diplomatic sources, Turkish newspaper claims that Robert Kocharian will meet President Heydar Aliyev, who will also take part in the BSEC meeting.
Meanwhile, Armenia has said that President Kocharian is planning to visit Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on June 24. The spokeswoman for the Armenian President Hasmik Petrosian told RFE/RL, that Robert Kocharian's official trip to the Baltic countries was scheduled long ago and the president has no intention to change it. However, it is not clear who will represent Armenia at the Istanbul meeting.
On Thursday the spokesman of the Armenian President also denied the report in "Business Week" Magazine that Kocharian and Aliyev will have another round of talks in late May. The Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Araz Azimov, who is also President Aliyev's personal representative in the Nagorno-Karabakh talks, told Russian ITAR-TASS news agency that during Nagorno-Karabakh talks held early this month in Prague he presented to his Armenian counterpart an official proposal of Baku to hold another meeting between Heidar Aliyev and Robert Kocharian. Azimov suggested that Aliyev and Kocharyan could meet to discuss Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on the sidelines of some international forum.
The Azerbaijani official said that both presidents were Initially planning to meet in Kishinev Moldova at the end of May as part of the CIS summit, but the summit was later rescheduled for 7 October, which could possibly delay next Azerbaijani-Armenian summit.