Azer Tag, Azerbaijan
May 20 2004
PRESIDENT ILHAM ALIYEV MEETS NATO SECRETARY GENERAL YAAP DE HOOP
[May 19, 2004, 23:59:00]
On the 19th of May, President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev
visited NATO Headquarters, where was sincerely greeted by NATO
Secretary General Yaap De Hoop Scheffer.
The President of Azerbaijan and the NATO Secretary General had a
one-on -one meeting, during which the parties had a comprehensive
opinions exchange on the Azerbaijan-NATO partnership.
NATO Secretary General highly appreciated the active involvement of
Azerbaijani militaries in the NATO peacekeeping operations and
expressed gratitude for that to the leadership of the Republic.
President Ilham Aliyev in his turn thanked for the respects and
warmness shown to him, and stressed the process of Azerbaijan’s
integration into the European structures would be continued.
During the meeting, the parties also touched upon the settlement of
the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, exchanged views on
a number of regional and international issues.
Afterwards, President Ilham Aliyev viewed a photo exhibition devoted
to the NATO-Azerbaijan cooperation and Azerbaijani culture, which had
been arranged by Azerbaijan representation to NATO .
After familiarization with the photo exhibition, President Ilham
Aliyev addressed the Council of Northern Atlantic Alliance.
In conclusion, the Azerbaijan President and NATO Secretary General
held a briefing for journalists.