Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan actively cooperate in international arena: president (UPDATE)
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Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan have strong historical ties, the countries implement successful interaction, develop bilateral relations, there are concrete ongoing projects and good prospects for the future, said President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan at the meeting with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, AzerTAj state news agency reported.
President Nursultan Nazarbayev's official visit to Azerbaijan began on October 2.
"I am confident that the visit will be successful and its results will positively affect the further development of our relations. Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan have historical relations," said Ilham Aliyev.
According to the President, between countries there are concrete projects that are being implemented, as well as good prospects for the future.
"I believe that the decisions to be made during the visit of his Kazakh counterpart will be of great importance to further deepening of relations, strengthening of regional cooperation and "successful" realization of future projects. I am very glad that you are accompanied by a large delegation, and from our side the delegation is also big. I am sure that during your visit, members of the delegations also work in order to, in each direction, identify specific steps of implementing decisions made," said Ilham Aliyev.
According to Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan came with a solid delegation of heads of ministries and departments in order to firstly share experiences of anti-crisis measures and resolve unsettled issues.
"As we have discussed with you in detail all areas of cooperation that are necessary, the inter-governmental commissions also worked, and now I was reported that no unsettled issues have left. We must say that the Kazakhstan-Azerbaijan relations are at a high level. Dynamics of our meeting with you testify it. In any place, wherever it was, you always came, I am also ready to do so. This tradition was founded by your father, my friend and my elder brother Heydar Aliyev," said Kazakh President.
"We did not have any misunderstanding, unsolved question, and political problem. We are glad for your successes and that Azerbaijan is undoubtedly a leader of the region,"he added.
Nursultan Nazarbayev said that he was not in Baku four years and now it is a completely different, modern and beautiful city. "I, as a man building a new capital, know what it is, what it means. Heroic work has been done. During the Soviet period, I was a frequent visitor here, I remember what the old city was. Of course, the old city has all the old sores: home-pimped, dirt and blackness. And the fact that now center is such a joy is pleasant, and I congratulate you. Nevertheless, the capital is a mirror of the country, it is judged by everything, and regions are learning how to behave," said Kazakh President.