BAKU: Parties keen to develop links

AzerTag, Azerbaijan
March 18 2004

[March 17, 2004, 21:24:19]

Mr. Andris Viltsanis, the newly appointed Ambassador of Latvia to
Azerbaijan, met with members of the Milli Majlis Azerbaijan-Latvia
interparliamentary friendship group March 16. The groups’ head,
deputy Chair of the Milli Majlis Standing Commission on International
and Interparliamentary Relations Mrs. Gultakin Hajiyeva congratulated
the Ambassador on the new appointment, provided him with detailed
information on the activity of the Azerbaijan Parliament, and legal
reforms carried out in the country. ‘Azerbaijan is most developed
country in the Southern Caucasus and is interstes in expanding links
with Latvia,’ she said.

Mrs. Gultakin Hajiyeva also touched upon the Armenia-Azerbaijan
conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh pointing out the fair position of
Azerbaijan in this issue, and expressed gratitude to the Latvian
Republic’s officials for supporting Azerbaijan in peace process.

The Latvian Ambassador thanked for the warm meeting and detailed
information, and noted that his country is also very interested in
development of bilateral relationship. `The main goal of the meeting
is to negotiate the matter,’ said Mr. Viltsanis.

Afterwards, the meeting participants exchanged views on the issues of
mutual interest.