ARMENIA/AZERBAIJAN: Armenian and Azerbaijani Women to Hold Press Conference in Tbilisi on International Day of Peace

Monday, September 20, 2010
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Armenian and Azerbaijani women from both sides of the longstanding Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between the Caucusus nations will hold a press conference in Tbilisi, Georgia, on the International Day of Peace on Tuesday.

The event, taking place with the support of the United Nations Development Fund for Women and Belgian Senator Dominic Tillman, will be held Sept. 21 in Tbilisi's Betsy Hotel at 4pm, its organizers told Trend.

The press conference addresses peace talks held in Georgia between the Armenian and Azerbaijani women upon initiative and with the assistance of the Belgian senator. The first such meeting was held on May 4-5 in Brussels.

The meetings have addressed Armenian and Azerbaijani women's role in the peaceful resolution of the Karabakh conflict and the prospects of implementing UN Security Council's Resolution 1325 "On women, peace and security" in Armenia and Azerbaijan.

This resolution underlines the importance of the participation of women in all stages of restoring confidence and resolving the conflict. The resolution was adopted Oct. 31, 2000.