BAKU: Gul Says EU, NATO Keen to Stabilize Caucasus

Baku Today, Azerbaijan
June 29 2004

Gul Says EU, NATO Keen to Stabilize Caucasus

Baku Today 29/06/2004 13:24

Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul on Monday said both NATO and
the EU are keen to stabilize the conflict-torn Caucasian region,
Agence France Press reported.

According to the report, Gul said following a meeting with his
Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov and Vardan Oskanian in
Istanbul that the three had agreed to hold further trilateral
meetings later in the year.

Armenia’s Oskanian reportedly said, referring to the enlargement of
the EU and NATO: “We need to shape a new strategic vision for the
Caucasus so that we can keep pace with the developments around us.”

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Mamedyarov added: “We will try to do our
best to bring peace and stability to the region.”

Turkey’s Anadolu news agency reported that the sides decided to
continue their trilateral meeting in September.