Baku Declaration of OEC to reflect unsettled conflicts Azeri Deputy FM
The Baku Declaration which will be signed as a result of a meeting of the heads of state and governments of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), will reflect many issues, including the occupation of Azerbaijani territory by Armenia, Mahmud Mammadguliyev, the Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister told journalists.
The document will be publicized after the summit and it contains very important concrete issues, Mammadguliyev assured.
The Baku declaration differs from the documents which were earlier adopted by the ECO members. Though the organization is of economic profile, the declaration also includes the resolution of suspended conflicts.
In compliance with the document, the unsettlement of conflicts negatively impacts on the economic development of the region. Therefore, the problems should be resoled as soon as possible, the diplomat stressed. All ECO countries will underline their loyalty to a principle of territorial integrity. Conflicts hinder not only the economic development of Azerbaijan, Georgia, or Moldova, but also all countries located in the region, Mammadguliyev noted with regret.
Touching upon the signing of bilateral agreements under the meeting of ECO leaders in Baku, Mammadguliyev noted that Azerbaijan has not designed such documents. Only multilateral documents can be signed during the ECO summit, he underlined.
The Kazakh PM Daniel Ahmadov will arrive in Baku not only to participate in the summit of ECO leaders, but also within framework of 2-day visit to Azerbaijan. NO document has been scheduled for signing, the Deputy Foreign Minister informed.
Mammadguliyev noted that the issue on admission countries to the ECO in not on the agenda of the forthcoming meeting.