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Mammadyarov has met with top officials of European Council in Strasburg

19 November 2005 [13:24] - TODAY.AZ
The issues of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement and development of bilateral ties were discussed during the meetings of the Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister (FM) Elmar Mammadyarov with the top officials of the Council of Europe (CE) in Strasburg, the FM press centre told Trend news agency.

Mammadyarov took part and delivered a speech at the 115-th session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. Within the forum the Minister met with the CE Secretary General Terry Davis, the Director of the CE Parliamentary Assembly Secretariat Mateo Sorinas and the PACE Secretary General Bruno Haller.

At the meetings the organization’s officials voiced their readiness to assist in implementation of Action plans for Azerbaijan within the European Union "New Neighborhood Policy" initiative. At the meetings of Haller and Sorinas with Mammadyarov politicians reviewed results of the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan and activities of the PACE Monitoring Committee co-rapporteurs.

There were also discussions with the chairman of the Euro-Parliament –Azerbaijan cooperation committee Ishler-Begua and other officials, the Ukrainian FM head Tarasyuk, the state secretary of Hungary Barsoni, FM deputy of Norway Skogrand, the AGO group chairman Vegener and other.

On November 18, Mammayarov left for Paris to take part in the events dedicated to the UNESCO 60-th anniversary.



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