BAKU: Dep. FM Of Azerbaijan Visits Great Britain


State Telegraph Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan
July 1, 2008 Tuesday

Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Khalaf Khalafov visiting Great
Britain on 30 June held a series of meetings in Foreign Ministrys
Departments for Russia, South Caucasus and Central Asia, the Near East,
and met with the Energy Group of Caspian region.

In these meetings, focused on were numerous aspects of
Azerbaijan-British relations and the opportunity to expand further
bilateral relations. The sides expressed satisfaction with current
level of ties, stressing greater potential to develop contacts in
the years ahead.

In meeting, particular emphasis was made on the large-scale economic
and energy projects being realized on the in initiative of Azerbaijan
and their role in maintenance of stability over the world. Mr. Khalafov
noted the increasing role of Azerbaijan in ensuring energy security in
the world. Azerbaijan becomes a reliable partner in energy projects,
he stated.

In meetings, also dsicussed was current situaiton on the South
Caucasus, the Caspian region and Central Asia, issues of integration
to the Euro-Atlantic strucutres, as well as pressing regional questions
and settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno Karabakh conflict.

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