March 18 2004
MPs hesitant to visit Armenia
A meeting of the Committee on cultural, educational and social issues
of the Parliamentary Assembly (PA) of the Black Sea Economic
Cooperation Organization (BSEC) is scheduled to be held in Yerevan,
Armenia on March 24-25.
Poverty reduction in the Black Sea member states and reports on
solutions to social problems will be discussed at the gathering.
Azerbaijani MPs are refusing to attend the Yerevan meeting. The
question of whether the Azerbaijani MPs would visit Yerevan was yet
to be decided.
He noted that the final decision would be made in mid-March. Armenian
MPs were absent from the committee’s previous meetings held in