BAKU: FM meets with Polish delegation

Azer Tag, Azerbaijan
Oct 15 2004

[October 14, 2004, 17:32:51]

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov met with
delegation of Poland led by deputy Foreign Minister of the country
Anzei Zalutski. Minister Mammadyarov noted that historical ties
between the two countries are now also being developed in political,
economic, military spheres, as well as in science and education. He
expressed hope as well that as a member of European Union and NATO,
Poland would support Azerbaijan’s position at these organizations.

Deputy Foreign Minister of the country Anzei Zalutski highly valued
the opening of Azerbaijan Embassy in Warsaw noting it would give an
impetus to development of the Azerbaijan-Poland bilateral cooperation.

Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov informed the guests on the Armenia-Azerbaijan
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resulted in occupation by Armenian of 20%
of the Azerbaijani territories and over one million refugees and IDPs
from their native lands. He stressed the importance of the problem’s
resolution in the framework of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan,
and appreciated the fair stance of Poland with this respect.

The sides also discussed a number of other issues of mutual interest.