Azer Tag, Azerbaijan State info agency
April 2 2004

MOSCOW DECLARATION MEETS AZERBAIJAN INTERESTS
[April 02, 2004, 15:27:06]

A meeting of the Milli Majlis Standing Commission on Security and
Defense Affairs was held on April 1 to discuss the draft laws `On
Ratification of Moscow Declaration of the Republic of Azerbaijan and
the Russian Federation', `Agreement on Mutual Secret Data Protection
between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Government
the Russian Federation', and `On Introducing Amendments and
Supplements in Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of
Azerbaijan'.

Deputy Chairman of the Milli Majlis, Chair of the Commission Ziyafat
Asgarov said the Moscow Declaration whose foundation was laid by our
nationwide leader Heydar Aliyev, would play an important role in
development of Azerbaijan-Russia strategic partnership.

The document was signed in the course of the President of Azerbaijan
Ilham Aliyev's visit to Moscow in February. The Declaration says that
the parties pursue joint activity in political, trade and economic,
humanitarian, security and defense, universal and regional spheres,
as well as in the Caspian. The document also confirms that Russia
recognizes territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, stands for
unconditional fulfillment of the resolutions of UN Security Council
and OSCE concerning Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh,
and bilateral military cooperation not directed against the third
party.

The three draft laws have been decided to be submitted to the Milli
Majlis for discussion.