Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.16
By Elmira Tariverdiyeva - Trend:
Cooperation with a historical neighbour and successful developing country, Azerbaijan has a special significance for Dagestan, the Dagestan President Ramazan Abdulatipov said in his letter to the People's Assembly (parliament) of this country.
Currently economic relations between the two countries are at a minimal level, according to the president.
"In late 2013 we met with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and with the government members of the republic and agreed to intensify multilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Dagestan, treating them as an important part of the generally favourable and mutually beneficial relations between Russia and Azerbaijan," Abdulatipov said.
The head of the republic said that Dagestan can learn something from its neighbours on many issues of economic reform and management and they have accumulated considerable positive experience.
"The development of traditionally good neighbourly and brotherly relations with Azerbaijan is important for us, both economically and culturally. They allow Dagestanis-Azerbaijani citizens in this country, as well as Azerbaijani-Russian citizens residing in Dagestan to create a favourable climate for cultural contacts," Abdulatipov said.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by S.M.