BAKU: Azeri leader, OSCE mission head discuss ties

Azeri leader, OSCE mission head discuss ties

525 Qazet, Baku
24 Jul 04

Text of unattributed report by Azerbaijani newspaper 525 Qazet on 24
July headlined “Azerbaijan will continue its integration into the
European family, President Aliyev tells the head of the OSCE’s Baku

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev received Maurizio Pavesi, head of
the OSCE mission in Baku, on 23 July. Aliyev said that Azerbaijan is
an active member of the OSCE and is constantly taking part in the
organization’s events. Azerbaijan attaches great significance to
cooperation with the OSCE, he said.

Talking about the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagornyy
Karabakh, Aliyev noted that the OSCE Minsk Group’s efforts to resolve
the conflict have yielded no results yet. He stressed the importance
of settling the conflict in line with international legal norms and

As for the country’s ties with international organizations, Aliyev
said that over the three years of its membership of the Council of
Europe, Azerbaijan has fulfilled all its commitments before the
organization. Azerbaijan will continue its integration into the
European structures and the European family.

In turn, Maurizio Pavesi said that the OSCE is keeping to the
principles of cooperation in Europe and that cooperation between
Azerbaijan and the OSCE is successfully developing. He voiced his
confidence that cooperation will continue in the future and said that
he will work to strengthen the OSCE’s ties with Azerbaijan.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress