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GEORGIAN, AZERI AND TURKISH LEADERS TO DISCUSS BAKU-TBILISI-ERZRUM GAS PIPELINE BUILDING ISSUE

February 17, 2003 - 21:52 AMT  00:18 GMT
According to an intergovernmental agreement, natural gas will arrive from "Shah-Deniz" Azeri deposit to Turkey by the beginning of 2005.

RUSSIAN MILITARY BASE IN JAVAKHETIA GEORGIAN REGION FIRST OF ALL GUARANTEE OF LOCAL ARMENIAN SECURITY

February 17, 2003 - 21:50 AMT  00:18 GMT
Co-chair of "Zang" party functioning in Akhalkalaki Mels Torosian said.

ARMENIAN PRESIDENT OPTIMISTIC ON POSSIBILITY OF KARABAKH SETTLEMENT WITHIN NEXT FIVE YEARS

February 17, 2003 - 20:43 AMT  00:18 GMT
The international community is now dealing not with an unrecognized state and hesitating Armenia, but with an evident united position of the entire Armenian people - Armenia, Nagorno Karabakh and the diaspora, Robert Kocharian noted.

AZERI POLITICIAN CONCERNED ABOUT GROWTH OF NATIONALISM IN RUSSIA

February 17, 2003 - 20:15 AMT  00:18 GMT
"Progressive countries of the world should not shut their eyes to these facts for the sake of relations with Moscow," - Vafa Guluzade summarized.

ARMENIAN PHOTOGRAPHER AWARDED WORLD PRESS PHOTO 2002 GRAND PRIX

February 17, 2003 - 18:28 AMT  00:18 GMT
Eric Grigorian lives in Los-Angeles and works for "Polaris Images" US photo agency.

US CONGRESSMEN CONGRATULATED KARABAKH PEOPLE ON LIBERATION MOVEMENT 15-TH ANNIVERSARY

February 17, 2003 - 18:27 AMT  00:18 GMT
It in particular says, "February 20, 1988 has marked the Nagorno Karabakh people resolution to get rid of the repressive Azeri government and make its destiny itself. The American nation rests on the same striving for freedom."

CHIRAC'S STATEMENT ON KARABAKH SETTLEMENT VIA MUTUAL AGREEMENTS BAKU DIPLOMATIC FAILURE

February 17, 2003 - 18:07 AMT  00:18 GMT
Opposition leaders said when commenting on Chirac's statement at a joint press conference with Vladimir Putin in Paris.

AZERI INTELLIGENCE OFFICER DETAINED IN NAGORNO KARABAKH

February 17, 2003 - 18:06 AMT  00:18 GMT
In compliance to the conventional order the OSCE and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) representations in Nagorno Karabakh are informed of the occurrence in their time.

PEACE MAKERS READY TO RECOGNIZE KARABAKH AS INDEPENDENT COUNTRY

February 14, 2003 - 04:00 AMT  00:18 GMT
Russian President’s visit to Paris was an unpleasant surprise for Azerbaijan. Statement of Jacques Chirac made during the joint press conference, in fact means that France allows the possibility of an independent status for Nagorno Karabakh, or its reunification with Armenia. The French leader made it understand that the official Paris was not going to recognize the sovereignty of Azerbaijan over Karabakh, predetermining results of negotiations. Chirac emphasized that the approaches of Vladimir Putin to the principles of Karabakh settlement were identical.
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