DEPUTY US SECRETARY TO VISIT SOUTH CAUCASUS

Prime News Agency, Georgia
March 13 2006

Tbilisi. March 13 (Prime-News) - Daniel Fried, US State Assistant
Secretary for Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs is to visit
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia and Turkey on March 13-17, Trend says.

According to it, Steven Mann, Senior Advisor of Caspian Basin Energy
Diplomacy and US co-chairman of the Minks Group for Nagorno-Karabakh
conflict resolution will be accompanying him.

Daniel Fried is to conduct negotiations to discuss the issues on
development of bilateral relations, democracy and resolution of the
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in Baku on March 13-14. He will also meet
the representatives of the civil society and businessmen.

Daniel Fried is to meet the high-ranking Georgian officials to discuss
the issues on the US assistance to the democratic reforms in Georgia,
peaceful resolution of territorial conflicts and cooperation of
Georgia with the Euro Atlantic agencies on March 14-15.

Daniel Fried is to hold several meeting in Yerevan on March 15-16. He
will meet the Armenian governmental officials to discuss the issues on
bilateral relations, democracy and resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh
conflict.