Ceasefire signed

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The Independent Online
MOSCOW - The Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed yesterday to a ceasefire in their bloody four-year war over the disputed enclave of Nagorny Karabakh, writes Helen Womack. The two ministers, meeting in Alma Ata, Kazakhstan, agreed that their republics' conflict was 'pointless' and signed a document promising to halt military operations from 1 September. They also agreed to set up a three-sided commission with Kazakh experts to monitor the ceasefire.