Today, Azerbaijan
May 11 2006

Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers Elmar Mammadyarov and
Vardan Oskanyan will attend the 116th session of the Council of
Europe Committee of Foreign Ministers scheduled for 18 and 19 May
in Strasbourg.

Human rights and cooperation between the Council of Europe and the
European Union will be priority on the agenda. The Russian Federation
will take over the presidency of the Committee of Ministers from
Romania, for a period of six months.

At the invitation of Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis,
the Ministers will hold an informal meeting with Martti Ahtisaari,
the United Nations Special Envoy for the future status of Kosovo.

The Ministers will also discuss other major priorities resulting
from the Council of Europe's Third Summit in Warsaw, namely: the
reinforcement of the Council's action in support of democracy and
good governance, the development of intercultural dialogue and the
Organisations process of internal reform.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will present the priorities
for his presidency at the end of the session.

Within the session, Elmar Mammadyarov and Vardan Oskanyan will hold
next round of negotiating process for the settlement of the Nagorno
Karabakh conflict in the framework of the Prague process.

The Ministers will exchange views on new opinions OSCE Minsk Group
co-chairs presented to the conflicting sides in early May. It will be
determined after the meeting of the two Ministers whether there will
be a need for the meeting of the Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents,
APA reports.