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Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 1
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received a delegation led by the Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina Igor Crnadak Dec. 1.
President Aliyev hailed the level of partnership and development of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The president described strong political ties between the two countries as an important factor for the region.
President Aliyev recalled with pleasure that he held a number of frank, constructive and friendly meetings with the heads of Bosnia and Herzegovina across the last years.
The president expressed his hope that at his meetings in Baku Crnadak will discuss the strengthening of political relations within international organizations as well as cooperation in the Council of Europe, Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the United Nations.
President Aliyev said both countries have always supported each other within international organizations, and emphasized the necessity of mutually supporting all initiatives aimed at expanding this cooperation.
President Aliyev touched upon the issues of economic partnership and investment making.
The president noted that fruitful discussions on investment making were conducted with Bakir Izetbegović when he chaired the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
President Aliyev emphasized the significance of increasing mutual trade and defining import and export opportunities in both countries.
The president spoke of energy projects carried out by Azerbaijan, noting that they are important not only for the country and the region, but are global in nature.
The president expressed his hope that Bosnia and Herzegovina will be closely involved in these projects.
Crnadak said the two countries enjoy very good relations. He stressed the importance of high-level reciprocal visits, which take place in an atmosphere of friendship, in strengthening the bilateral ties.
Crnadak noted that the main aim of reciprocal visits is to cover all important fields of cooperation and to deepen the bilateral relations.