Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.10
By Sabina Ahmadova - Trend:
Serbia's position on the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is significant for Azerbaijan, as this country will take over the OSCE presidency in 2015, Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said on Sept.10.
He made the remarks at the press conference following the meeting with Serbia's First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic who is on an official visit to Azerbaijan.
Mammadyarov stressed that Azerbaijani-Serbian relations are at the high level, adding that the two countries mutually support their territorial integrity and sovereignty in the international arena.
The minister went on to add that Azerbaijan provided Serbia with a loan worth of 300 million euros to finance the construction of a road section in the central part of Serbia running from Ljig to Prelina.
The loan was allocated for a 15-year period, with a grace period of three years and with an annual interest rate of four percent.
Azerbaijan also intends to speed up holding the next meeting of Azerbaijan-Serbia intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation.