Conference on Caucusus nearly breaks down

  • 2003-09-25
  • Baltic News Service
VILNIUS - An international conference on integration of the Caucasus nearly collapsed after a heated discussion on the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia threatened to send delegates home in a fury. The conference, which was designed to use the Baltic experience of a model for regional development in the Caucasus, ended up underscoring the deep divisions and bitterness among two of the three former Soviet republics."The south Caucasus region is multicolored, and it turned bright red after resent bloodshed," said Arthur Agabekian, Armenia's deputy minister of defense.Agabekian noted tha...
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