BAKU: Azerbaijani-German relations in good progress

Azer Tag, Azerbaijan State Info Agency
Aug 28 2004

[August 28, 2004, 18:01:45]

As reports from press service President of the Republic of
Azerbaijan, in connection with official visit President Ilham Aliyev
to Germany a Germany’s department of press were spread an official
report on August 25.

According to the report Germany and Azerbaijan have intend for still
more developing mutual economics relations. About that were declare
the Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and President Ilham Aliyev
in Berlin on August 26.

After the conversation with President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Ilham Aliyev

the Federal Chancellor Mr. Schroeder has made a statement for
representatives of mass media. ` Relations between Azerbaijan and
Germany are at a fine high level.’ The reforms wich are carried out
in Azerbaijan to set going surprising economic achievments.

The Federal Chancellor has noted that President Ilham Aliyev is very
much interested in creation in Azerbaijan of a lawful state, makes
huge efforts for this purpose and has achieved successes. Therefore,
I regard him with the deep respect.

He made the point that activity of the German companies in Azerbaijan
will be extend.

President Ilham Aliyev frankly noted that activity of the Cerman
companies in Azerbaijan are wishfull. The Federal Chancellor had
announce that in the coming autumn or in the beginning of the next
year both countries to carry out in Berlin a conference with
participation of representatives of the German economy in connection
with investments in Azerbaijan. In the conference will discuss real
opportunities of expanding economic relations with Azerbaijan.

With the attention of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and
Federal Chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schroeder was sighned the
agreement for the avoidance of double taxation and the contract
between State Concern `AZAL’ of Azerbaijan Republic and the company
`Airbus’ of the Federative Republic of Germany on purchasing four
airbuses. In accordance with the contract in sum 169 euro will be
realized purchase a three aircraft A-319, as well as one corporative
jet A-319.

The Federal Chancellor emphasized that the contract on the purchase
of four airbuses are indication of Azerbaijan’s integration into
Europe. At the same time, the question is realization of the EU New
Neighborhood Policy.


Then, concerning of conflict over Nagorny Karabakh Mr. Schroeder were
convinced that Germany has recognized and will recognize territorial
integrity of Azerbaijan. Gerhard Schroeder and Ilham Aliyev has noted
that the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorny Karabakh conflict should be
settled only by peace way. The Federal Chancellor underscore a point
Germany’s contribution and efforts within the framework of activity
of the OSCE Minsk Group.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress