Polish president begins Trans-Caucasian tour.

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WARSAW, July 25 (Itar-Tass) —— Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has begun a six-day tour of Tans-Caucasian states of Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia to discuss with their leaders bilateral cooperation and relations of these countries with the European Union, the press service of the Polish president reported.

In line with the program, Komorowski’s first destination is Azerbaijan, where he arrived early on Sunday. On Monday, he will meet with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. A number of agreements and memorandums will be signed in the presence of the two leaders. Local experts do not rule out that among subjects for discussion there will issues of energy cooperation. On Tuesday, the two president will take part in a Polish-Azerbaijani business forum.

Later on Tuesday, Komorowski will arrive in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi to meet with President Mikhail Saakashvili, and top-ranking government officials and parliament members. The sides are expected to sign a number of agreements, the details of which have not been made public. On Wednesday, the Polish president will lay flowers at the Lech and Maria Kaczynski boulevard, who died in an air crash near Russia’s Smolensk on April 10, 2010, and to a number of Georgian memorials.

The visit last destination will be Armenia. On Thursday, Komorowski will hold talks with his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan, Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisyan, and speaker of the national parliament Ovik Abramyan.

The three Trans-Caucasian states are members of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership program geared to strengthen cooperation between the European Union and six former Soviet republics. Poland has declared this program as one top priorities of its chair in the European Union.

On his Caucasian tour, Komorowski is accompanied by the ministers of foreign affairs, of economics, of culture, and a delegation of businessmen.

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