Comprehensive Relations between Russia and Azerbaijan: Azerbaijan President
Azerbaijan, Baku, 3 July /corr. Trend A.Aliyev/"The first official visit of the President of Russia, Dmitriy Medvedev, to Azerbaijan assumes great importance from the point of view of discussions over bilateral relations". Such a statement was made by the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, on 3 July in at Gulustan Palace during supper in Dmitriy Medvedev's honor. Head of State noted that there are strategic partnership relations between the two countries and mutual visits give new pulse to them. "After collapse of the Soviet Union, our relations they transferred to a new and more active stage. Our relations are of sufficiently comprehensive character," said the President of Azerbaijan.
Ilham Aliyev noted fruitful co-operation between Azerbaijan and Russia in such spheres as energy security, regional co-operation, realization of joint projects, increase of the trade turnover, transport and education. The President of Azerbaijan also emphasized that the largest Russian diaspore in Caucasus lives in Azerbaijan. "Russian culture and language are attached respect in our country. Russians in Azerbaijan feel themselves part of one family," the President said.
In his turn, Dmitriy Medvedev expressed satisfaction with the results of his visit to Baku. He noted that productive exchange of views took place during the negotiations from the point of view of future co-operation. According to Medvedev, realization of new projects will even more greatly strengthen the relations between the two countries.
Speaking about Heydar Alyiev's role in the development of the bilateral relations between Russia and Azerbaijan, Dmitriy Medvedev noted that today this policy is successfully carried out by the President Ilham Aliyev.
The Russian President also expressed his satisfaction with the attitude towards Russian language and the created conditions for the Russian community in Azerbaijan. Medvedev added that the negotiations held in Baku will open a new stage in the bilateral relations.
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