President Ilham Aliev of Azerbaijan and President Serzh Sargsyan of Armenia are both in London today, and later this evening are expected to attend the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games. They will also attend a reception given by Queen Elizabeth II in honour of visiting dignitaries.
There are no reports of any meeting planned between the two leaders whilst they are in London.
As well as the 10,500 athletes from 204 countries who will be taking part in the Games, about 100 heads of state and heads of government will descend on London on Friday, in time for the opening ceremony. A massive security operation involving thousands of policemen and soldiers, is in place.
photo: The Olympic symbol on London's Tower Bridge (picture courtesy of BBC)
Most of the festivities were this year held outside Yerevan, in the city of Gyumri. The main event saw 13 citizens being awarded the title "Hero of our times".
Ahead of a scheduled meeting between the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan later this month, Ahmad Alili looks at the current state of the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process, and argues that public opinion now requires answers and clarifications