BAKU: NK issue on Agenda

Azer Tag, Azerbaijan State Info Agency
May 26 2004

[May 26, 2004, 21:54:55]

A regular meeting of the PACE Political Affairs Committee was
held in Paris on May 25. Azerbaijan was represented by Chairman
of the Standing Committee of the Milli Majlis on International and
Inter-parliamentary Relations Samad Seyidov, deputy Vagif Vakilov and
Head of the Permanent Representation of Azerbaijan to the Council of
Europe, Ambassador Agshin Mehdiyev.

During the meeting, PACE rapporteur on Armenia-Azerbaijan,
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict Terry Davis announced that the text of his
related report is not yet prepared, and that that would be submitted
for discussion after amendments based on Azerbaijan and Armenian
remarks have been studied and introduced in the report.

Meanwhile, Mr. Davis admitted that his last meeting in Warsaw with
Presidents Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Robert Kocharyan of Armenia,
as well as a number meetings between the two countries’ Foreign
Ministers, and change in composition of the OSCE Minsk Group had
given him confidence in achieving certain progress in the settlement
of the conflict.

It should be specially noted that the issue remains in the agenda,
and the Azerbaijani side is insisting on and will do achieve prompt
consideration of the problem at the PACE session.