Parliament heads of four Caucasian states to meet

Parl heads of four Caucasian states to meet
By Lyudmila Yermakova

ITAR-TASS News Agency
May 14, 2004 Friday

SAMARA, May 14 — Parliament heads of the four Caucasian countries
(Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Russia) will meet without fail,
Russian Federation Council Speaker Sergei Mironov said on Friday
during a briefing.

The group of four meets once a quarter. But there was some pause to
wait for the results of the Georgian elections, Mironov explained.

The elections have passed, and the meeting can be held, he said.

The next meeting is expected to take place in Tbilisi.

The timing is not set yet. But the meeting will not be postponed for
a long time, Mironov noted.

One of the subjects to be discussed will be the Nagorno-Karabakh
problem, Armenian parliament head Artur Bagdasaryan said.

It is necessary to sit at a negotiating table and search for peaceful
solution to the problem, he said.

Commenting on the recent statement made by the Azerbaijani leaders on
Karabakh problem settlement, the Armenian speaker noted that such
statements were not new, but Armenia remained firmly adhered to
peaceful settlement of the problem.