President holds meetings in USA

Assa-Irada, Azerbaijan
Sept 28 2004

President Ilham Aliyev visiting New York met with the OSCE acting
chairman, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Pasini at the Waldort
Astoria hotel on Thursday.

Aliyev called on the OSCE chairman to step up efforts at settling
the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict over Upper Garabagh. The parties also
discussed the future activity of the OSCE and its expansion.

President Aliyev also met with Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel
Moratinos Kuyaben. The Spanish official stated that his country was
closely following the processes ongoing in Azerbaijan.

President Aliyev pointed out the great potential for expanding
bilateral relations. He said that since Azerbaijan was admitted to
the European Union New Neighborhood Policy, the country intends to
bring about a new stage in its relations with the organization and
its member-states.

President Aliyev also met with the ExxonMobil company president
Tim Seykan.

Seykan congratulated the Azeri leader on the 10th anniversary of the
Contract of the Century and pointed out the successful implementation
of Caspian oil and gas projects.

Also discussed was the future activity of ExxonMobil in Azerbaijan.
Aliyev also met with the Soros Foundation President George Soros to
discuss the Upper Garabagh problem.*

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress