President George W. Bush had telephone conferences today with Presidents Geidar Aliev of Azerbaijan and Robert Kocharyan of Armenia, reports Ari Fleischer, White House press spokesman. President Bush expressed enthusiasm over Azeri and Armenian support for the anti-terror crusade. As the conferees discussed developments round the Karabakh conflict, he highlighted the importance of Armenian-Azeri settlement progress and called for more efforts to promote Transcaucasian partnership.
Near the United Nations Glass Palace in New York, there is a metallic sculpture entitled "Evil Defeated by Good", representing Saint George transfixing a dragon with his lance. It was donated by the USSR in 1990 to celebrate the INF Treaty concluded with the USA in 1987