Azer Tag, Azerbaijan State Info Agency
May 18 2004
PARLIAMENT SPEAKERS OF SOUTH CAUCASUS: FURTHER EUROPEAN INTEGRATION A
STIMULATING FACTOR FOR THE REGION
[May 18, 2004, 15:58:00]
“Further European integration is a stimulating factor for the South
Caucasus,” the Speakers of the Parliaments of Azerbaijan, Armenia and
Georgia said at the end of a meeting organised by Assembly President
Peter Schieder on the margins of a Parliamentary Summit bringing
together more than 60 Speakers of Parliament from 17 to 19 May in
They stressed that “parliamentarians have an important role to play
in developing regional cooperation and creating an atmosphere of
confidence in the South Caucasus”.
The Speakers welcomed the readiness of the Parliamentary Assembly to
develop concrete cooperation programmes with different groups of
society with a view to promoting contacts in the region and assisting
the implementation of democratic reforms.
The Assembly President and the Speakers will pursue contacts in order
to work on concrete proposals for cooperation to be discussed by the
parliamentary delegations of the three countries during the
Assembly’s October session. In this framework, the Secretary General
of the Assembly will visit Baku, Tbilisi, and Yerevan at the
beginning of July.