Iran’s Khatami Leaves Azerbaijan for Home


IRNA web site, Tehran
7 Aug 04


Iran’s President Mohammad Khatami wrapped up an official three-day
visit to Azerbaijan and left Ganja for home Saturday (7 August).

Khatami, who headed a high-ranking economic and political delegation,
met with senior Azeri officials and discussed ways to bolster
cultural, economic and political ties.

The president delivered speeches at Azerbaijan’s Academy of Science
and Parliament and hold a meeting with the country’s ulema and Muslim

Iran and Azerbaijan signed 10 documents for cooperation in various
security, economic, transportation and cultural fields.

Khatami arrived in the historical city of Ganja on the last leg of his
official visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan. While here, he visited
the mausoleum of the 12th-century prominent Iranian poet Nezami
Ganjavi as well as the Shah Abbas Mosque.

President Khatami and his entourage arrived in the Azeri capital of
Baku on Thursday for a three-day visit at the official invitation of
his Azeri counterpart, Ilham Aliyev.

The Azerbaijan Republic is one of the five littoral states of the
oil-rich Caspian Sea. To the south, it is bounded by Iran, to the west
by Armenia, to the northwest by Georgia, and to the north by the
Russian Republic of Dagestan. 2