BAKU: Azerbaijan, France relations developing

Azer Tag, Azerbaijan State Info Agency
May 31 2004

[May 31, 2004, 16:06:35]

President of Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev on 31 May at the
President Palace received the ambassador of France to Azerbaijan
Chantal Poiret.

Expressing regret for termination of her diplomatic mission in the
Republic of Azerbaijan, President Ilham Aliyev thanked the French
Ambassador for her useful and fruitful activity.

President Ilham Aliyev said that in the period of her activity
in Azerbaijan, mutual relations between the two countries in the
political, economic and other fields have intensively developed. And
highly assessing the Ambassador’s efforts in organizing his visit to
France, stressed the importance of conclusions of this visit.

Reminding service of the ambassadors in development of the mutual
relations between the states, president Ilham Aliyev said that as OSCE
Minsk Group co-chair, France makes enormous efforts for settlement
of the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorny Karabakh conflict, and Ms. Chantal
Poiret has actively taken part in this process.

President Ilham Aliyev once again thanked the Ambassador and wished
success in her future activity.

Noting that she did not spare strength to require high level of the
relations between France and Azerbaijan, Ms. Chantal Poiret stated
that she deeply regards the people of Azerbaijan and its leader.
Expressing her pleasure with hospitability of the Azerbaijan people,
the Ambassador said she would continue her links with Azerbaijan
in France.

At the meeting, also were exchanged views on numerous items of the
prospects of Azerbaijan-France relations.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS