BAKU: Azerbaijan Amb. protests against Korean company

Azer Tag, Azerbaijan
May 3 2004

[May 03, 2004, 20:55:23]

Korean Republic `DAEWOO-UNITEL’ in Tashkent and Nagorno-Karabakh
`Karabakh Telecom’ have reached a cooperation agreement.

In this connection, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Uzbekistan Aydin Azimov
met with `DAEWOO-UNITEL’ Director General Khan Yeng Sangu to inform him
in detail on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and described the company’s
step as inadmissible.

Mr. Azimov also met Ambassador of South Korea to Uzbekistan Kim San
Khvan and Deputy Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan Ilham Nematov to handed
them an official letter reflecting Azerbaijan’s stance in the matter.
The letter says in particular: The Republic of Azerbaijan considers the
cooperation between `DAEWOO-UNITEL’ and `Karabakh Telecom’ as a
violation of territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, and requests of the
Republic of Uzbekistan to take relevant measures to put an end to
unlawful cooperation between the companies.