BAKU: Mutual visits even more to strengthen relations

Azer Tag, Azerbaijan State Info Agency
July 20 2004

[July 20, 2004, 11:26:45]

On July 19, Chairman of Milli Majlis Murtuz Alaskarov has received
the delegation headed by the head of group of friendship of Grand
National Assembly of Turkey with parliament of Azerbaijan Haluk Ipek.

Warmly having welcomed visitors, Mr. Alaskarov has told: `WE have
good relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey. Due to purposeful
policy of the heads of our states our relations have reached a level
of brotherhood. As our national leader Heydar Aliyev said, `we are
one nation, two states’. Our parliaments should cooperate and, having
taken for a basis the told, it is even more to expand our
connections. I hope, that similar visits will play important role in
the even greater development and strengthening of our relations.

Then, Chairman of Milli Majlis has told about principles of
development of our inter-parliamentary contacts, has in detail
informed on the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorny Karabakh conflict. He has
stated that Azerbaijan would give nobody a span of its land and by
all means would release the occupied territories.

Mr. Haluk Ipek has told: `The purpose of visit of delegation to
Azerbaijan is even more to develop inter-parliamentary links. The
majority of members of delegation are women-deputies. Their basic
purpose also consists in adjustment of cooperation with the women
deputies represented in Milli Majlis. We hope, that we shall reach an
object in view. As if to the Nagorny Karabakh conflict, in this
question Turkey always near to Azerbaijan, and the policy remain
constant irrespective of the fact which party will come to power.

Then, at the meeting, the parties exchange opinions on a number of
other questions representing mutual interest.