RECEPTION AT CABINET OF MINISTERS

Azer Tag
July 05, 2004

Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Republic Artur Rasizade received the
delegation led by Mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov on 5 July.

Greeting the guests, Premier of Azerbaijan expressed confidence that
such an authoritative delegation would become another stimulation for
expansion of Azerbaijan-Russian relations. After election of Vladimir
Putin as President of the Russian Federation, he continued, the
bilateral relations between the two countries have acquired higher
level.

Actively developing the bilateral relations in the economic field, Mr.
Rasizade said. The goods turnover is increasing. Speaking of the
economic links, Premier noted the necessity of ties with the regions,
and especially with Moscow in the field of economy and cultural
sphere. He also stressed his adherence to expand cooperation with the
government of Moscow in all fields.

Touching upon the ongoing economic reforms, the reached
accomplishments in this sphere, the Premier of Azerbaijan noted that
priority in the economic program is given to social sphere, which will
receive additional source of finance after commissioning of the Main
Export Pipeline. Mr. Artur Rasizade stated that the major problem for
eh country is dissolution of the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorny Karabakh
conflict.

Yuri Luzhkov, thanking for warm reception, noted the positive
alterations in Baku, actively being realized constructions
works. Mayor of Moscow gave a high assessment to new level of the
Azerbaijan-Russia mutual relations, also underlined the necessity of
development of the Azerbaijan-Moscow links having good experience in
the humanitarian-social sphere.

Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Russia Ramiz Rzayev attended the meeting.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress