BAKU: Latvian Leader Backs Azerbaijan’s Territorial Integrity

LATVIAN LEADER BACKS AZERBAIJAN’S TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY

Turan news agency, Azerbaijan
Oct 3 2005

Baku, 3 October: “Latvia’s position on the Armenian-Azerbaijani
conflict coincides with that of the European Union. We support
the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan,” Latvian President Vaira
Vike-Freiberga told a news conference following her talks with
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev today.

She said that it is worrying when territorial integrity of sovereign
states is violated. At the same time, she spoke for a peaceful solution
to the conflict on the basis of mutual compromises.

In turn, Aliyev said that the conflict should be solved within the
territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and Nagornyy Karabakh can be
granted autonomy similar to these existing in Europe.

Vike-Freiberga welcomed Azerbaijan’s aspiration to close cooperation
with the European Union.

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