Azer Tag, Azerbaijan
Dec 2 2004

PARLIAMENTARIANS OF AZERBAIJAN PLEDGE TO EXPAND WITH THEIR ITALIAN
COLLEAGUE
[December 02, 2004, 20:37:47]

On 2 December, Vice Speaker of the Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan
Republic (Azerbaijan Parliament) Arif Rahimzade met the ambassador of
Italy to the country Ms. Margarita Costa. Discussed was the question
of development of the Italian-Azerbaijani cooperation. As the Vise
speaker underlined, there has been established the Italy-Azerbaijan
friendship group to expand inter-parliamentarian ties.

In the course of meeting, Mr. Rahimzade dwelling on the
Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorny Karabakh conflict, also assessed the
activity of Inter-Parliamentary Union in this field, and made
critical remarks that the mentioned organization should rightly and
openly demonstrate its position related to regional conflicts.

The sides had comprehensive exchange of views on activity of the
Inter-Parliamentary Union. Italy is keen in development of relations
with Azerbaijan, Ms. Margarita Costa said. She reminded recent
meeting of the foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Republic to Italy
stressing mutually beneficial cooperation between two countries. The
diplomat said the expected visit of Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev
to Italy would open a new page in bilateral relations.