Russia, Georgia think advisable for four parliament heads to meet
By Andrei Golubov and Dina Pyanykh
ITAR-TASS News Agency
May 18, 2004 Tuesday
STRASBOURG, France, May 18 — Russia and Georgia think it advisable
to hold a meeting of the heads of parliament of Russia, Georgia,
Armenia and Azerbaijan in Tbilisi at the end of May to discuss the
situation in the Caucasus.
This proposal was discussed at a meeting between Chairman of the
Russian Federation Council Sergey Mironov, who arrived for an official
visit to Strasbourg on Monday and Georgian parliament speaker Nino
Itar-Tass has learned from Russian delegation member that it was
proposed holding a meeting of the group of four in Tbilisi on May 30,
“if the proposed date and the agenda of the meeting suit Armenia
“We are in favor of Georgia’s integrity and of the democratic
development of the situation in Georgia, we respect Georgia’s
sovereignty,” said Mironov.
He is schedule to address the parliamentary assembly of the Council
of Europe at the conference of the heads of European parliaments
and parliamentary assembly. The subject of his speech is “Electronic
democracy and democratic procedures in parliament”.