According to the news from Azerbaijan, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski met with Azerbaijani Parliament Speaker Oktay Asadov today to further strengthen those nations’ ties. The meeting in Baku, Komorowski’s first stop on a trou that covers Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia, was primarily focused toward Poland’s interests in Azerbeijan’s energy sector.
Poland’s rotated take over of the EU presidency in July spurred this and other meetings for Komorowski, obviously.
The meeting today is just the first of many in which the Polish President is supposed to speak with President Ilham Aliyev, as well as other key officials.
The upcoming talks with Georgia and Armenia kick off tomorrow as Komorowski meets with officials in Georgia. Komorowski will meet with his Georgian counterpart, Mikheil Saakashvili (below) and Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze in Batumi through Wednesday. In addition, Komorowski is also schedule to meet with Georgian parliamentary chairman David Bakradze during his South Caucasus tour.
Finally, on Thursday, President Komorowski arrives in Armenia to meet with President Serzh Sargsyan, Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan and parliamentary speaker Hovik Abrahamyan, there.