BAKU: Aliyev meets committee on For. relations & defense of UK Parl.

AzerTag, Azerbaijan
Dec 14 2004

PRESIDENT ILHAM ALIYEV MEETS MEMBERS OF COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN
RELATIONS AND DEFENSE OF BRITISH PARLIAMENT
[December 13, 2004, 12:45:10]

On 13 December, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev
has met members of the Committee on Foreign Relations and Defense of
Parliament of the Great Britain.

Heads of both Committees and about ten MPs attended the meeting.

Opening the meeting, chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations
Donald Anderson welcomed the president of Azerbaijan and underlined
that his visit to London has great importance. He asked head of the
Azerbaijan State to inform the participants of meeting on the ongoing
processes in Azerbaijan, regional cooperation and its prospects.

President Ilham Aliyev highlighted the visitors on the socio-economic
processes in the Country, on regional cooperation, on the
Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorny Karabakh conflict and connected with it
questions.

Then, Members of Parliament addressed Head of the Azerbaijan State
with numerous questions. President of Azerbaijan answered questions
on impediments caused by the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, for the
regional cooperation, prospects of settlement of the conflict, on the
Oil Fund, international links of the country and its relations with
neighboring countries.

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The same day, Head of the Azerbaijan State met representatives of
Azerbaijan community residing in the Great Britain.

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In the evening, the England-Azerbaijan Society has arranged a banquet
in honor of the Azerbaijan President.

Official visit of the Azerbaijan President to the Greta Britain is in
progress.

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