OSCE chairman Rupel to conclude Caucasus tour in Azerbaijan

STA news agency, Ljubljana
1 Apr 05


Slovene Foreign Minister and OSCE Chairman Dimitrij Rupel is paying a
visit Saturday [2 April] to Azerbaijan, the last stop on his Caucasus
tour, during which he has also visited Kyrgyzstan.

Rupel is scheduled to meet in Baku President Ilham Aliyev, Prime
Minister Artur Rasizade, Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and
representatives of the opposition and NGOs.

The issue expected to top the talks' agenda will be the simmering
conflict in Nagorno Karabakh, the ethnic Armenian enclave in
Azerbaijan, which also dominated Rupel's talks with Armenian officials
in Yerevan. [Passage omitted - background]