Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 8 / Trend /
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Serbian leader Tomislav Nikolic have been joined by their delegations for an expanded meeting following their one-on-one talk.
"Dear Mr. President, dear guests, I wholeheartedly welcome all of you to Azerbaijan," Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said. "It is your first visit to Azerbaijan and I`m confident that it will have very good results. We have already had a broad exchange of views, and we see that there are beautiful opportunities for joint cooperation."
"I`m confident that your visit will strengthen our political relations," he added. "This will certainly give a strong impetus to development of our economic relations. We have excellent experience for joint work on the economic front. I believe that concrete decisions on new projects will be made during the visit. There are wonderful prospects for the cooperation particularly in the fields of energy, transport and investment making. I`m confident that your visit will be of great importance for development of Serbia-Azerbaijan relations, and you will return to your country with good impressions."
"Mr. President, I think that there is no need to make additional comments on friendly attitude of Serbia towards Azerbaijan," Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said. "This friendship remains unchanged irrespective of who runs Serbia. Azerbaijan has become a very reliable partner for Serbia in the Eastern part of the world. Citizens live in a free society in the country under your wise leadership."
"I think that both parties are benefiting from this friendship, and it`s already high time we transformed this friendship into concrete economic cooperation," he said. "And we want you to help us expand the scope of the work we have done so far. I think that direct investments between our countries can turn into long-term investments."
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