Bucharest, March 25 (RFE/RL) - Romanian President Ion
Iliescu is scheduled to begin a three-day tour of the Caucasus today
that will take him to Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan.
Iliescu is expected to sign bilateral political treaties in Georgia
and Azerbaijan. Romania already has a treaty with Armenia, but
Iliescu's spokesman Traian Chebeleu announced last week that further
Armenian-Romanian accords could be expected.
During the tour, Iliescu is slated to discuss regional economic
cooperation in the Black Sea area. But correspondents say the agenda
will focus mainly on the transportation of natural gas and oil from
Central Asia to Europe.
Iliescu was also said ready to offer his support toward a peaceful
political settlement for the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.