POLITICS


PRIME MINISTER ATTENDS 8TH ECO SUMMIT

As was reported Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Artur Rasizadeh participated in the 8th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

The Premier had a one-on-one meeting with Tajik President Imomali Rahmonov to exchange views on further expanding the mutually beneficial relationship between the two countries.

The following day, the 8th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization attended by heads of states and governments from Azerbaijan, Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan. Uzbekistan, Kirghizstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan began its work.

After the opening remarks by Tajik President Imomali Rahmonov, the participants of the event discussed the activity of the Organization and exchange views on the issues of the agenda and those pertaining to priority directions of the regional cooperation and combat against international terrorism.

Among others, Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Artur Rasizadeh noted in particular that the country attaches special importance to expanding cooperation between the ECO member states in all spheres including security issues. He stressed the necessity to settle as soon as possible existing regional armed conflicts on the base of the principles of the international law.

Then, the Summit participants adopted Dushanbe Declaration of 2004. They also unanimously supported the Azerbaijani Premier’s proposal to hold the next 2006 summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization in Baku.

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