Beijing supports Baku on Nagorno-Karabakh
25 Oct. 2004
Baku. (Interfax-Azerbaijan) – Beijing supports Baku’s position in
settling the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, said Azerbaijani Foreign
Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.
Speaking at a press conference following negotiations with his Chinese
counterpart Li Zhaoxing on Saturday, Mammadyarov said, “We touched
upon the problem of Nagorno-Karabakh, and China yet again confirmed
its support of Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity.”
The two countries “have many common positions on regional and
international problems,” he said.
Li said at the same news conference that “Azerbaijan and China have
common interests in political issues, and they understand, trust,
and support each other.”
A number of Chinese companies, particularly those engaged in the
hi-tech sector, operate in Azerbaijan, and Beijing supports Azerbaijani
investments in China, he said.
“Trade turnover between the two countries stood at $230.8 million. We
believe that the potential for our trade and economic relations is
much higher and hope it will expand,” he said.