Azerbaijani president receives ambassadors of Muslim countries (UPDATED)
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On Sept. 16, the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev met with ambassadors of Muslim countries in Azerbaijan on the occasion of Ramadan Holiday, AzerTAj state news agency reported.
The Azerbaijani leader congratulated ambassadors and asked them to convey his congratulations to the heads of states and governments of their countries. "I am very pleased that the number of ambassadors representing Muslim countries in Azerbaijan is increasing. This is a very remarkable fact. In turn, Azerbaijan increases the number of its embassies in Muslim countries, and this process continues," said President Ilham Aliyev.
According to the President, the relations between states are developing very rapidly. Relationships are at a high level, and it is necessary in future years to continue the comprehensive development in order to make the relationship between the countries stronger.
"Political, humanitarian and economic cooperation of Azerbaijan with Muslim nations meets our interests. This year, Baku was declared the capital of Islamic culture. This is a great honor for us," said the President of Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijani leader also praised cooperation among Muslim countries within international organizations, including the United Nations and Organization of Islamic Conference. He said a resolution on situation in Nagorno-Karabakh was adopted in UN General Assembly last year due to full support of Muslim countries.