Azer Tag, Azerbaijan State Info Agency
July 9 2004

PAKISTANI PRESIDENT RECEIVES AZERBAIJAN FOREIGN MINISTER
[July 09, 2004, 21:10:54]

President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf
received at his residence Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan
Elmar Mammadyarov, July 9. During the meeting, the Pakistani
President expressed his satisfaction with results of the visit and
noted that the fruitful exchange of views on a wide range of
international and regional issues he had had with President Ilham
Aliyev would have very positive impact on further deepening of
cooperation between the two countries.

Azerbaijan Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov updated President
Musharraf in detail on the steps the country had taken with respect
to the settlement of the Armenia - Azerbaijan conflict over
Nagorno-Karabakh noting that Azerbaijan is striving to solve the
problem on the base of the international legal norms, UN SC's
relevant resolutions and its territorial integrity. The Minister
expressed his gratitude to the Pakistani President for supporting the
fair stance of Azerbaijan in various international organizations.

Elmar Mammadyarov also stressed the necessity to bring economic
relations between the two countries up to the level of their existing
political partnership.

President Musharraf expressed his country's readiness for active
cooperation with Azerbaijan in oil and gas sector, light industry and
agriculture. He also expressed confidence that relevant structure of
Azerbaijan and Pakistan would take active steps in this direction.