COUNCIL OF EUROPE SUMMIT CLOSED
[May 17, 2005, 14:53:34]
The work of the third Summit of the Heads of State and Government
of the Council of Europe was continued on May 17 at Royal Castle
President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev attended the meeting.
On the second day of the Summit speakers were heads of states and
governments from Germany, Albania, Turkey, Portugal, Ireland, Slovakia
and other COE member countries.
Also speaking Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Elmar
Mammadyarov dwelt on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,
the steps Azerbaijan has been taking towards peaceful resolution of
the problem, and called the influential European organizations for
intensification of their efforts for liberation of the Azerbaijani
lands from Armenian armed forces.
After the speeches, Warsaw Political Declaration and the Warsaw Action
Plan have been adopted, and Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers
has been handed over from Poland to Portugal.
Afterwards President of Poland Alexander Kwasnewski has closed
Later on the same day, an official reception in honor of the
participating heads of states and governments was given on behalf of
the COE Secretary General Terry Davis.