BAKU: President meets EU envoy on South Caucasus

President meets EU envoy on South Caucasus

Feb 10 2005

Baku, February 9, AssA-Irada
The Upper Garabagh conflict was in focus at a meeting of President
Ilham Aliyev
with the European Union special envoy on South Caucasus, Heikki
Talvitie, on Wednesday.
“Azerbaijan’s position on the Upper Garabagh conflict settlement is
based on the principles of territorial integrity and inviolability of
borders”, President Ilham Aliyev said. He emphasized that the
conflicts in the former Soviet Union, accompanied by aggression and
separatism, are a serious obstacle for peace and security in regions.
>>From this standpoint, the unbiased position of the Council of Europe
and other international organizations, which condemn Armenian
separatism and this country’s aggression against Azerbaijan,
expressed in their documents, is of great importance, Aliyev said.
Talvitie gave a high assessment to the level of current relations
between the EU and Azerbaijan and voiced confidence that they will
continue to strengthen.*