BAKU: Azeri, Turkish speakers discuss strengthening ofinterparliamen

Azeri, Turkish speakers discuss strengthening of interparliamentary ties

MPA news agency
7 Feb 05

Baku, 7 February: The head of the Turkish parliament, Bulent Arinc,
who is paying a visit to Azerbaijan, met the speaker of the Milli
Maclis (parliament), Murtuz Alasgarov, today. The Milli Maclis told
MPA that the sides discussed the strengthening of Azerbaijani-Turkish
interparliamentary relations. Touching on the Karabakh problem,
Speaker Alasgarov also called on the Turkish Grand National Assembly
to discuss the Xocali genocide (26 February) [massacre of Azerbaijanis
in Karabakh in 1992]. The proposal was supported by Mr Arinc.

The Turkish guest also met members of the Azerbaijani-Turkish
interparliamentary friendship group at the Milli Maclis.

Mr Arinc visited the international Azerbaijani-Turkish society of
industrialists and businessmen (TUSIAB) today. Arinc pointed out that
Turkish businessmen can employ 50,000 people and invest 2bn dollars
in the republic. He said that several important documents are being
drafted that will secure the unhindered work of Turkish businessmen
in Azerbaijan and the expansion of trade and mutual investment.