Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister holds meetings in US

Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister holds meetings in US
# 25 September 2009 08:13 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Lachin Sultanova – APA. Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with heads of Jewish organizations in the United States, Foreign Ministry’s press service told APA that the representatives of the Jewish organizations expressed their satisfaction with the high tolerance of Azerbaijan.
Elmar Mammadyarov said the model of tolerance such as friendly coexistence of the representatives of various religions and nations is the main wealth of Azerbaijan, Jews historically lived in Azerbaijan in peace. They discussed regional issues, settlement of Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, Azerbaijan’s views on regional and global processes.
The Minister met with Micheline Calmy-Rey, head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (the Swiss Foreign Minister). They discussed present state and prospects of the relations between the two countries, regional energy projects and Micheline Calmy-Rey noted Azerbaijan’s important role in the energy supply of Europe. The sides also discussed regional security. Elmar Mammadyarov said it is impossible to establish peace and security in the region before Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno Karabakh conflict is solved.
Elmar Mammadyarov met with Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu. The sides appreciated Azerbaijan – OIC cooperation and exchanged views on the prospects of the cooperation. Ihsanoglu expressed his satisfaction with the cooperation between Azerbaijan and OIC and praised Azerbaijan’s role in promoting dialogue among civilizations.
Mammadyarov met with Foreign Minister of Lebanon Fawzi Salloukh. The ministers discussed cooperation between the two countries, development of the relations, situation in the Near East and South Caucasus and other issues of mutual interest. Elmar Mammadyarov gave information about Azerbaijan’s position on the settlement of Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict and said it is impossible to maintain peace and security in the region before solving the conflict.
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister also met with Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Kanat Saudabayev. The foreign ministers discussed present state and prospects of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, planned high-level visits, cooperation within international organizations and regional security.
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