European economic summit opens in Warsaw

April 28 2004


WARSAW, APRIL 28, ARMENPRESS: Armenian president Robert Kocharian
is among some 20 presidents and prime minister, along with 600 other
ministers, central bankers, representatives from the EU and other
international organizations, and 50 companies from 45 countries who
have gathered in the Polish capital at the start of a three-day
European Economic summit devoted to the economic impact of the
European Union’s May 1 enlargement.
Organized by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum, the summit has
been held every year in Salzburg, Austria, since 1996. This year, as
an exception, the meeting is being held in Poland, the biggest of the
10 mainly former communist bloc countries set to join the EU on May
1, along with Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia,
Lithuania, Malta, Slovakia and Slovenia. The summit is taking place
amid tight security, due to the expected presence of thousands of
anti-globalization demonstrators. On the sidelines of the summit
presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia, Ilham Aliyev and Robert
Kocharian Armenia will discuss ways of settling the Nagorno-Karabagh
conflict today. The meeting is expected to last two-hours today
evening. Both presidents may also meet with co-chairmen of the OSCE
Minsk Group on Nagorno-Karabagh from the US, Russia and France.

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