BAKU: Meeting with the Milli Majlis

Azer Tag, Azerbaijan State Info Agency
April 23 2004

[April 23, 2004, 12:20:06]

Chairman of the Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan Republic Murtuz Alasgarov
received charge d’affaires of Socialist People’s Libyan Arab
Jamahiriya in Azerbaijan Mustafa Muhammad Shahtur, April 22.

Warmly greeting the guest, the Chairman said: although it has been
over 10 years since establishment of diplomatic relations between
Azerbaijan and Libya, our inter-parliamentary links and cooperation
in other spheres have not yet reach a desirable level. Besides, the
joint commission founded in 2003 to develop relationship between our
two countries has not yet commenced its activity. It is Azerbaijan’s
interest that the commission to start functioning, and the country
will take appropriate efforts to this end.

Touching upon the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Mr.
Murtuz Alasgarov expressed gratitude to the Libyan Government for
supporting Azerbaijan in this issue.

Mr. Mustafa Muhammad Shahtur thanked the Chairman for the warm
meeting and stated of his country’s interest in development of
bilateral relations with Azerbaijan. He described the goal of this
meeting as conducting consultations in connection with start of the
joint commission’s activity, and on a number of other issues. The
diplomat said Libya had always supported Azerbaijan in relation to
settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and that this policy
would be continued in future.

The charge d’affaires has invited the Chairman of the Milli Majlis to
visit Libya to discuss perspectives of bilateral relationship’s

Mr. Murtuz Alasgarov expressed his gratitude for the invitation and
announced that related notification on the date of the visit would be
provided through diplomatic channels.

The Chairman of the Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan and Charge d’affaires
of Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya in Azerbaijan have
exchanged views on a number of other issues of mutual interest, as