BAKU: Richard Armitage visiting Azerbaijan

Baku Today
March 26 2004

Richard Armitage visiting Azerbaijan

U.S. Deputy State Secretary Richard Armitage is visiting Azerbaijan
today and tomorrow.
Armitage will consider the issues of anti- terror partnership, energy
issues and the reforms in political and economic spheres during his
visit to Azerbaijan, according to Azertaj News Agency.
Armitage and Azeri president Ilham Aliyev will focus on Karabakh
issue during their meeting, the agency said.

The senior U.S. official Armitage has been traveling Ukraine and
Armenia since March 24, 2004.

His visits to Ukraine, Armenia and Azerbaijan intend discussing
broader prospects of current relations with the three countries.