Swiss President visits Azerbaijan parliament

Trading Markets (press release), CA
May 13 2008

SWISS PRESIDENT VISITS AZERBAIJAN PARLIAMENT
Monday, May 12, 2008; Posted: 11:50 PM

Baku, May 12, 2008 (Asia Pulse Data Source via COMTEX) — — As part
of his visit to Azerbaijan, President of the Swiss Confederation
Pascal Couchepin has today visited the Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan
(Parliament).

After having familiarized himself with Heydar Aliyev Memorial Hall and
signed the Guest Book at Milli Majlis, the Swiss president met with
Ogtay Asadov, Speaker of the Azerbaijan Parliament.

Mr. Asadov said relations between Azerbaijan and Switzerland are on a
high level, adding that President Ilham Aliyev attaches great
importance to expansion of these relations.

The Milli Majlis Chairman informed the Swiss president of Azerbaijans
recent achievements, as well as its significant role in ensuring
European energy security.

He said more than 10 companies of Switzerland have invested in various
spheres of economy in Azerbaijan.

Speaking about the role of legislative bodies in strengthening of
relations between the two countries, Mr. Asadov stressed
Azerbaijan-Switzerland inter-parliamentary friendship group has great
role in this issue.

Speaker of the Milli Majlis also briefed the president on the
Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Expressing his satisfaction with the visit to Azerbaijan, the Swiss
President said Azerbaijan with speedy development has occupied a
worthy place in the world.

The visits of heads of states to Azerbaijan proves that the country
has achieved significant progress in human rights, economy and other
spheres, underlined the Swiss president.

He also noted Switzerland-Azerbaijan friendship group would be
established in the Swiss parliament soon.

The meeting also focused on other issues of mutual interest.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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