Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr S. Ilhamgizi / The President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received a Bulgarian delegation led by Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev at the Presidential Palace on 12 November.
The President characterized Azerbaijan-Bulgaria relations as developing successfully in political, economic and other fields. Recalling his visit to Sofia two years ago, he stressed its importance in terms of strengthening the existing cooperation between the two countries.
The Azerbaijani leader also touched on the countries' partnership within international organizations including the European Union, highly valuing Bulgaria's constant support of Azerbaijan within the New Neighbourhood program. President Ilham Aliyev said there were new prospects for development of bilateral economic relations, and expressed confidence that the visit by the Bulgarian Prime Minister to Azerbaijan would serve further expansion of cooperation between the two countries.
Prime Minister Stanishev stressed the importance of President Ilham Aliyev's visit to Bulgaria for development of bilateral cooperation. He underlined reciprocal visits by the heads of the two states play great role for the political relations between their countries to develop successfully. The Prime Minister also mentioned the necessity of strengthening bilateral economic relations.