Armenian president to discuss Nagorno-Karabakh with EU, NATO


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  • Wednesday, 21 Oct 2020

FILE PHOTO: Armenian President Armen Sarkissian votes during an early parliamentary election in Yerevan, Armenia December 9, 2018. REUTERS/Hayk Baghdasaryan/Photolure

YEREVAN (Reuters) - Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has left for Brussels to discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with NATO and European Union officials, his office said on Wednesday.

During the visit he will meet NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell and European Council President Charles Michel, it said.

Armenia expects NATO and EU leaders to do "everything possible" to stop the fighting and to "bring to life" a ceasefire deal, it said.

The trip follows more than three weeks of fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountain enclave that is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but is governed by ethnic Armenians.

(Reporting by Nvard Hovhannisyan, Writing by Timothy Heritage, Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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