BAKU: FM meets new Amb. of France

Azer Tag, Azerbaijan State Info Agency
June 17 2004

[June 17, 2004, 11:48:02]

As was informed to AzerTAj from the press center of the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, on June 16, minister Elmar Mammadyarov has met the
newly appointed ambassador of France to Azerbaijan Roland Blatman.

Having congratulated the ambassador with new assignment, Minister of
Foreign Affairs Elmar Mammadyarov has emphasized, that highly
estimates expansion of relations between Azerbaijan and France. The
Minister has expressed confidence that the ambassador would actively
use on this post the wide experience in the field of diplomatic
service for development of bilateral links.

The Minister in detail informed the ambassador on the political
situation in Azerbaijan, carried out reforms, protection of human
rights, the work done in the field of settlement of the
Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorny Karabakh conflict.

Ambassador Rolland Blatman, having emphasized, that during the
diplomatic activity will use the best efforts for the further
strengthening and expansion of links between our countries, has
expressed hope for the fair and peaceful settlement of the Nagorny
Karabakh conflict due to joint efforts of the international

Upon termination of the meeting the ambassador has handed over
minister Elmar Mammadyarov a copy of the accrediting letter.