BAKU: Chairman of Milli Majlis received Amb. of G.B.

AzerTag, Azerbaijan State info agency
March 11 2004

[March 11, 2004, 12:05:25]

On March 10, Chairman of Milli Majlis Murtuz Alaskarov received the
newly appointed ambassador of the Kingdom of Great Britain to
Azerbaijan Lawrence Bristow.

As was informed, the Chairman congratulated the visitor with new
assignment, dwelt on the development of relations between the two
countries, and noted that inter-parliamentary links have acquired
dynamical character. Chairman of Milli Majlis told: `The national
leader of Azerbaijan people President Heydar Aliyev has played a
special role in development of our relations’.

In detail informing the visitor about the history, the reasons of
occurrence of the Armenian-Azerbaijani, Nagorny Karabakh conflict,
the fair position of Azerbaijan in connection with settlement of the
problem, the Chairman stated that the approach of some western states
to the said question from the position of double standards causes a
regret. Azerbaijan actively participating in the international
antiterrorist coalition, for the last 10 years, 32 times was
subjected to the Armenian terror. The civilized world has not
expressed objective and principle position on the said question,
Azerbaijani Speaker underlined.

Chairman of Milli Majlis has noted that under the initiative of
official Baku in the region a number of projects is carried out.
Armenia stands on the aggressive position that impedes realization of
some international projects.

Mr. Alaskarov expressed hope that the ambassador would assist in
bringing the just cause of Azerbaijan up to the world community, the
further development of relations between Azerbaijan and Great
Britain, search of ways of settlement of the mentioned problem.

Having expressed gratitude for warm reception and the detailed
information, Mr. Lawrence Bristow has noted that with attention would
consider the problems of Azerbaijan.

The ambassador emphasized that he would use the best efforts for
successful application in the Country the international project on a
transparency of oil incomes, try to use the best efforts for the
further development of bilateral relations, reach a due business
practical level.