FOREIGN MINISTER OF AZERBAIJAN MEETS ICRC REPRESENTATIVE IN THE COUNTRY

Azer Tag, Azerbaijan
29 Oct. 2004

[October 29, 2004, 22:25:32]

Foreign minister of Azerbaijan Republic Elmar Mammadyarov on 29 October
met representative of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC)
in the country Merry Vernts, press service of MFA told AzerTAj.

The ICRC representative informed the foreign minister on the latest
activity of the Organization in the Republic, thanked for interest and
attention the leadership of Azerbaijan shows to the Committee, stated
that activity of the Azerbaijan diplomatic representation in Geneva
positively impacts on the links between the Committee and the Republic.

Speaking of the cooperation between the government of Azerbaijan and
ICRC, foreign minister Mammadyarov gave high value to its activity in
the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, in particular, the Committee's
efforts in finding Azerbaijanis in captivity. Touching upon settlement
of the Armenian population in the occupied areas of Azerbaijan, the
Minister expressed hope that the Committee would closely engaged in
this question. The policy of Armenia negatively impacts on the process
of settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorny Karabakh conflict, and
the Committee should have particular attention to this question, the
Minister emphasized.

Also were exchanged views on other questions of mutual interest.