BAKU: OSCE PA chairman to visit region

AzerTag, Azerbaijan State info agency
March 11 2004

[March 11, 2004, 12:04:45]

Speaking of conclusions of the visit of reporter on the
Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorny Karabakh conflict Mr. Goran Lenmarker to
the region, Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of OSCE George
Bruce said that he would visit the region, head of the Azerbaijan
parliamentary delegation at the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, chairman
of the MM standing committee on economic issues Sattar Safarov told
AzerTAj correspondent. In his report, Mr. Lenmarker confirmed the
fact of occupancy of the Azerbaijani lands by Armenia, stressed the
necessity of quick release of the occupied territories, mine clearing
of the areas, and return of the refugees to their homelands. He also
criticized activity of the OSCE Minsk Group. After the reporter made
his remarks, Mr. George Bruce met the delegation of Azerbaijan and
stated on his forthcoming visit to the region to discuss peaceful
ways of settlement of the conflict.

Mr. Sattar Safarov also said that Mr. Lenmarker would make his large
report in summer (July) session of the Organization in the city of
Edinburgh. The OSCE Minsk Group is expected to make its report, too.

Delegation of Azerbaijan will try to put on the agenda the issue of
activity of the Minsk Group.