Assa-Irada, Azerbaijan
June 2 2006

Norwegian envoy visits Nakhchivan

Baku, June 1, AssA-Irada

The Norwegian ambassador to Azerbaijan Steinar Gil has paid a visit
to the country's exclave of Nakhchivan on Wednesday.
Gil met with representatives of political parties, NGOs and public
organizations operating in the Autonomous Republic.
The diplomat told a news conference following the meetings that his
country is making effort to settle the Armenia-Azerbaijan Upper
(Nagorno) Garabagh conflict within international norms and backs the
activity of the OSCE mediating the negotiations.
The ambassador praised the relations between the two countries. He
said issues of economic cooperation were in focus during the
discussions he had with the leadership of Nakhchivan.*