BAKU: Russian foreign minister to visit Azerbaijan on 18-20 Feb.

Russian foreign minister to visit Azerbaijan on 18-20 February

Trend news agency
18 Jan 05

Baku, 18 January, Trend correspondent A. Raufoglu: Russian Foreign
Minister Sergey Lavrov will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan on
18-20 February, Trend news agency has found out from diplomatic
sources.

The visit will take places as part of the Russian minister’s regional
tour. Lavrov will come to Bake from Tbilisi and will then head for
Yerevan. “Russia has sent an official note about the visit to Baku,”
the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry’s press centre told Trend. The exact
schedule of the visit and technical aspects are being sorted out
through diplomatic channels, the press centre said.

During his stay in Baku, Lavrov will meet Azerbaijani President Ilham
Aliyev, Milli Maclis parliament Speaker Murtuz Alasgarov, Foreign
Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and other officials. Regional cooperation,
prospects for developing Russian-Azerbaijani relations, the Nagornyy
Karabakh conflict and the status of the Caspian Sea will be priority
topics during the talks.

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