BAKU: BSEC estimated highly participation of Az in int’l projects

Azer Tag, Azerbaijan State Info Agency
May 4 2004

[May 04, 2004, 14:59:56]

On May 3, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov
has met the general director of the International Black Sea Center of
Researches Yannis Papanikolu.

As was informed to AzerTAj from the press center of the Ministry for
Foreign Affairs, Yannis Papanikolau thanked for hearty welcome and,
representing information on the Center, has noted, that the said
structure has been founded in December 1998 in Athens on the basis of
decision of the sessions which have been carried out in 1995-1996 by
Ministers for Foreign Affairs within the framework of the
Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation. Having
emphasized, that the Center is more known as the coordinator of the
academic cooperation, Yannis Papanikolau informed, that the mentioned
structure carries out a number of actions and projects and in the
activity pays attention to some spheres of cooperation between the
BSEC member-counties, in particular, to scientific – technological
questions. Highly estimating the role of Azerbaijan in the field of
economy and energy carriers, the visitor has noted that Azerbaijan
holds a favorable geographical position for strengthening potential
of external links of member-states.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Elmar Mamedyarov has emphasized that the
Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation is the important
structure for our country not only from the economic point of view,
but also for regional cooperation. The Minister has regarded
achievement on the carried out in 2000 in Kishinev the second session
of Council of Foreign Ministers put arrangements on the introduction
of our country in the International Black Sea Center of Researches as
the important step of wide cooperation. Having emphasized
participation of our country in a number of large economic projects,
including within the framework of projects to the
Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan, TRACECA, Minister Elmar Mamedyarov has informed
the visitor that Azerbaijan possesses potential opportunities for
fruitful cooperation within the framework of structure. Having noted
the importance of stability in region for the further cooperation,
the Minister has especially emphasized necessity of settlement of the
Armenian-Azerbaijani, Nagorny Karabakh conflict on the basis of joint
efforts of the international community.

At the meeting some questions, representing mutual interest also have
been discussed.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS