Azerbaijan, Baku, June 28 / Trend E. Tariverdiyeva /
Interregional dialogue is one of the main aspects of strengthening relations between Azerbaijan and Russia, head of the Russian Presidential Administration for Interregional and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries Vladimir Chernov said at the third Russian-Azerbaijani inter-regional forum in Baku today.
He said that Moscow and Baku have done much to improve their relations based on centuries-old traditions of friendship between the two countries.
"The unique experience of inter-state relations gives the prerequisite for strengthening strategic cooperation and progress," he said. "Not only humanitarian cooperation, but trade and economic indices confirm strong strategic relations."
He added that the initiatives demonstrated by Baku and Moscow are being supported by the leadership of the two countries.
"The role of the inter-regional partnership in the context of Azerbaijani-Russian relations is important," he said. "Currently, more than 70 Russian regions have been involved in this process."
During his speech, he has also read out Russian President Vladimir Putin's greeting to the delegates.
"The on-going forum in Baku is one of the most effective instruments of the interaction between Azerbaijan and Russia," the Russian President's greeting said. "This forum is a platform for an open and constructive dialogue between the two countries. This is a powerful generator of ideas for the prospects of bilateral relations."
The third Azerbaijani-Russian inter-regional forum 'Russian-Azerbaijani dialogue 2012' has today opened in Baku.
The forum has been organised by the 'Eurasian Research Institute' Development Fund with the support of the Azerbaijani and Russian Presidential Administrations.
Representatives from the Russian central and regional bodies, large, medium and small business, Russian and Azerbaijani NGOs attended the forum.
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