SARKOZY, ALIYEV DISCUSSES ENERGY, KARABAKH
Dec 10th, 2009
Azeri President Ilham Aliyev with French President Nicholas Sarkozy.
PARIS (Hurriyet)-French President Nicolas Sarkozy met with Azerbaijani
President Ilham Aliyev on Wednesday for talks that focused on economic
relations and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Anatolian News
In a written statement, the French presidency said the leaders
had agreed to expand bilateral relations and trade volume between
the two countries and expressed their wish to develop a "strategic
France said it wants to develop economic relations with Azerbaijan,
including those in the field of energy, such as oil and natural gas.
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was also discussed, according to the
Turkish Hurriyet Daily but the French presidency’s statement refrained
from giving any details about what Aliyev and Sarkozy discussed on
France is a member of the Organization for Security and Cooperation
in Europe (OSCE) and co-chairs, alongside Russia and the US, its
Minsk Group, which is mediating a resolution to the conflict.