BAKU: Azeri FM denies Armenian military officers arrived “secretly”

Azeri Foreign Ministry denies Armenian military officers arrived “secretly”

ANS TV, Baku
23 Jun 04

The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry has denied Parliament Speaker Murtuz
Alasgarov’s statement that Armenian officers have come to Baku

According to the ministry, Deputy Foreign Minister Araz Azimov made a
special statement as regards the Armenian officers’ visit to Baku
several days ago.

The final planning conference of the NATO Partnership for Peace
exercises due in September is expected to complete its work in Baku
today. The Armenian officers who have come to the Azerbaijani capital
to attend the conference will leave the country only after the

Those detained outside Hotel Europe yesterday [22 June] in a protest
at the Armenians’ visit, as well as the chairman of the Karabakh
Liberation Organization, have been taken to a remand facility in Qara
Sahar [Black City], said a source from the 20th police station of the
Nasimi district police department.