BAKU: Georgians thankful to Heydar Aliyev & always honor his memory

Azer Tag, Azerbaijan State Info Agency
May 10 2004

[May 10, 2004, 16:31:48]

Chairman of Azerbaijan Parliament Murtuz Alaskarov received the
parliamentary delegation of Georgia on 9 May, AzerTAj reported.

Noting that Azerbaijan attaches great importance to the political,
economic and cultural links with the friendly and neighboring Georgia,
and that the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan, Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum oil and gas
pipelines have enormous prospects for the region, Chairman of Milli
Majlis said that the fraternal relations between the two countries
founded by national leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev have acquired
strategic partnership level.

But the existing regional conflicts, including the Armenia-Azerbaijan,
Nagorny Karabakh conflict seriously impede development of the Caucasus
countries, chairman of Azerbaijan Parliament stressed. “Azerbaijan
adheres peaceful way of settlement of these conflicts and in the
frame of territorial integrity of states”.

Touching upon development of the inter-parliamentary links Murtuz
Alaskarov underlined that the meetings held with the heads of
legislative body of Georgia and mutual visits serve further expansion
of existing cooperation.

Head of the delegation, chairman of the “Majoaritari” group in the
Georgian Parliament Jugeli Beso said that one of the goals of the
visit is to take part at celebration of the 81st jubilee of Heydar
Aliyev who has vast contributions in the development of relations
between our countries. “Heydar Aliyev is highly loved and honored in
Georgia, too. Just this person providing participation of Georgia
in some regional economic projects, has made colossal assistance
to development of Georgia. And therefore, the people of Georgia are
thankful to him and always revere his memory.

Noting that the political line of Heydar Aliyev is being continued
today, and dwelling on the regional conflicts, in particular, the
Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorny Karabakh conflict, Mr. Jugeli Beso said
that he supports settlement of the conflicts in the frame of principles
of territorial integrity of states. Underlining that the government
of Azerbaijan has achieved great accomplishments in the short period,
the visitor said that he would further make efforts for peace and
stability in the region, fore the fair solution of the conflicts,
as well as for the future development of cooperation between the
two countries.

During the talk, passed in a friendly atmosphere, also was exchanged
view on a number of issues of mutual interest.