BAKU: Baku condemns Russian companies’ activity in Upper Garabagh

Assa-Irada, Azerbaijan
Oct 22 2004

Baku condemns Russian companies’ activity in Upper Garabagh

The 4th meeting of the Azerbaijani-Russian inter-parliamentary
commission was held at the Milli Majlis (parliament) on Thursday. The
meeting was co-chaired by First Vice Speaker of the Milli Majlis Arif
Rahimzada and member of Russia’s Federation Council Konstantin
Markelov. The participants focused on the situation caused by
restrictions applied on the Russian-Azeri border.
Commenting on the issue, Markelov said the problem will be resolved
soon. Touching upon the Azerbaijan-Russia relations in fighting
international terrorism, he said the two countries’ secret services
are closely cooperating in this field. The participants also
exchanged views on expanding inter-parliamentary ties and cooperation
with international organizations.
During the meeting Rahimzada expressed a strong protest against the
activity of Russia’s Rostelecom company in Upper Garabagh and
granting international rights to Garabagh Telecom company.
Markelov pledged to raise the issue before the Russian company’s