Azerbaijani Ambassador to Poland Says Communique to Be Passed as a Result of Energy Summit to be Held in Krakow
Azerbaijan, Baku/ Trend , corr. S. Aghayeva/ Vilayat Guliyev, Azerbaijan's Ambassador to Poland, has informed Trend over the telephone that the leaders of the five states- Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Georgia, Lithuania, and Poland are expected to adopt a communique regarding the forthcoming Energy Summit being held in the Polish City of Krakow, between May 11 and 12.
The Summit was initiated by Poland's President, Lech Kacynsky. The Polish leader put forward this proposal during his official visit to the Ukraine in March 2007, when Mr. Kacynsky spoke about Poland's great interest in the diversity of energy carriers. The Polish President was supported by the heads of the aforementioned countries who accepted his invitation to participate in the forthcoming summit.
According to the Azerbaijani Ambassador, in accordance with the Programme, the top-ranking officials are expected to arrive in Krakow at 11.00 a.m. local time. The Summit will commence in the afternoon of May 11 and will continue the next morning, concluding with the communique.
Mr. Guliyev said that the heads of the mentioned states will also have the opportunity to hold bilateral meetings with each other. The Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev, also plans to hold meetings with his two counterparts. "The agenda of the forthcoming meeting is being prepared by the Protocol Department of the Presidential Administration," said the Azerbaijani diplomat. Mr. Aliyev will leave Poland on May 12 and after that, the Azerbaijani President, together with his Georgian counterpart, Mikhail Saakashvili, will depart for the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, where both Presidents are expected to take part in the opening of the bust of the late Azerbaijani Ex-President Heydar Aliyev.
Kazakhstan's President, Noursultan Nazarbayev was also invited to participate in the forthcoming event, along with the Presidents of Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Georgia, and Lithuania. However, according to a source in the Kazakhstan Embassy to Azerbaijan, due to the official visit of the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, from May 10 until May 20, the Kazakhstan President cannot take part in the forthcoming Krakow Summit.