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Strengthening stability in European area to be a message of European Parliament head's visit to S.Caucasus

Politics Materials 18 May 2011 15:47
President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek is commencing Wednesday a three-day official visit to the South Caucasus states - Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia.
Strengthening stability in European area to be a message of European Parliament head's visit to S.Caucasus

Azerbaijan , Baku, 18 May / Trend corr. E.Ostapenko/

President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek is commencing Wednesday a three-day official visit to the South Caucasus states - Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia.

"Advancing democracy, embracing human rights, fostering the rule of law, strengthening stability and increasing prosperity is the task for the partnership of all - the European Union and its Eastern partners," President Buzek said in the run up to his visit, EU reported.

He mentioned that the EU's Eastern Partnership program has been created to eliminate any remaining dividing lines, t o break through the last existing walls, to enable cooperation between the peoples.

The Program foresees rapprochement with the EU of the six post-Soviet states which are Ukraine, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia and Belarus.

"My message for this visit is about engagement, looking for mutually beneficial solutions, enlarging and strengthening the area of security and stability on the European continent, our common home," Buzek said.

During the visit the President of the European Parliament will also discuss with the leaders the possibilities of peaceful resolution of the frozen conflicts in the area, which negatively affect the development of the South Caucasus countries and cooperation between them.

The issue of energy security will also be discussed during the meeting.

President Buzek is meeting Presidents and Speakers of Parliaments in all three countries. He will also meet with opposition leaders, representatives of civil society and journalists.

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