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Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, will pay a visit to Armenia at the end of June, the Vatican and Echmiadzin announced over the weekend.
President Serzh Sargsyan met with his bitter critic, former President Levon Ter-Petrosyan on Saturday in order to discuss the latest escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, his press office said.
Nagorno-Karabakh’s state commission on prisoners of war, hostages and missing persons on Sunday participated in an exchange of bodies with the Azerbaijani side near the settlement of Bash Karvend.
According to a senior Armenian military official, it was Azerbaijan that had sought a ceasefire several days after renewing hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh early this month.
International mediators brokering a solution to the protracted Nagorno-Karabakh dispute believe that the parties to the conflict are ready to observe the ceasefire that was tentatively reached after several days of intense fighting earlier this week.
Armenia’s 2016 Eurovision participant Iveta Mukuchyan has canceled her upcoming performance in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for the “Eurovision in Concert” event over the deadly fighting that erupted in Nagorno-Karabakh and resulted in the deaths of soldiers and civilians earlier this month.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan raised the issue of Russian deliveries of armaments to Azerbaijan, saying that they were “fully used” in the latest outbreak of violence in the Karabakh conflict zone, as he received Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev late on Thursday.
Practically all elements of a Nagorno-Karabakh settlement are “on the table”, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following talks with his Azerbaijani and Iranian counterparts in Baku on Thursday.