BAKU: At the cabinet of ministers

AzerTag, Azerbaijan State Info Agency
June 1 2004

[June 01, 2004, 18:38:15]

Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Republic Artur Rasizadeh received on
June 1 delegation of the Ministry of Defense of Kyrghyzstan, headed
by the minister, colonel-general Esen Topoev.

Welcoming the visitors, the head of the government of Azerbaijan
Republic has emphasized, that the relations between Azerbaijan and
Kyrghyzstan develop intensively. In 1997, the President of
Kyrghyzstan Askar Akayev has made official visit to Azerbaijan. The
head of two countries – Heydar Aliyev and Askar Akayev frequently met
at various forums, negotiated, that promoted development of mutual

Speaking about economic development of Azerbaijan after gaining state
independence, Artur Rasi-zade has noted that in 1993 the Azerbaijan
statehood has undergone a real threat. Only with arrival to
management of the country of the national leader, President Heydar
Aliyev and his efforts situation in the country was stabilized. The
economy began to develop in good rates. Azerbaijan has solved many
economic, social problems.

However, as the Prime Minister has noted the main unresolved problem
is the Armenian-Azerbaijan Nagorny Karabakh conflict. Our country
wants to solve this problem in the peace way in view of territorial
integrity of Azerbaijan. Unfortunately, Artur Rasizadeh ascertained,
in the world there are double standards, and many states do not state
openly, that Armenia is the country – aggressor, that also prevents
the fair solution of the said question.

Having thanked for reception, Minister of Defiance of Kyrghyzstan
colonel-general Esen Topoev informed that on June 1 in Baku between
defense departments of two countries was signed an intergovernmental
agreement on military cooperation.

He has noted, that each time, coming to Baku, he sees the big
positive changes in shape of city that testifies to economic growth
of Azerbaijan.

At the reception, also were exchanged opinions on some questions,
representing mutual interest.

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