Visit schedule of Swiss President made public

Visit schedule of Swiss President made public
# 07 May 2008 15:35 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Lachin Sultanova-APA. President of the Confederation of Switzerland Pascal Couchepin will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan on May 10. The President’s visit schedule has been made public. Media advisor of Swiss Embassy in Azerbaijan Ismayil Abdulazimov told APA that May 10-11 would be the unofficial part of the visit schedule, the President would see the sights of Baku, visit Icherisheher, participate in the official opening ceremony of the new building of Swiss Embassy in Azerbaijan, acquaint with Gobustan reserve-museum and Azerbaijan History Museum.
Official meetings have been scheduled for May 12. Pascal Couchepin will have talks with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev. No documents will be signed during the visit. The President of Switzerland will also meet with Speaker of the Parliament Ogtay Asadov.
Pascal Couchepin will visit Azerbaijan at the invitation of President Ilham Aliyev. Azerbaijani President invited his Swiss counterpart in Davos Forum in January. The visit aims at acquainting with Azerbaijan, studying the opportunities for extending the relations, discussing realization of the documents signed in the sphere of energy and transport.
Pascal Couchepin will be the first head of state to visit Azerbaijan from Western European countries.
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