BAKU: Russian Foreign Minister to visit Azerbaijan

Assa-Irada, Azerbaijan
Jan 19 2004

Russian Foreign Minister to visit Azerbaijan

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is expected to pay his first
official visit to Azerbaijan in mid-February as part of his tour of
the South Caucasus region.
Issues related to regional cooperation, prospects for bilateral
relations, as well as to the Upper Garabagh conflict and the Caspian
legal status will be discussed during the visit.
Besides Azerbaijan, the Russian official is also scheduled to visit
Armenia and Georgia. Several agreements on withdrawal of Russian
military bases from Georgia are to be signed during Lavrov’s visit to
this country.*

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