Azerbaijan and Switzerland regard each-other real partners - Azerbaijan President
Azerbaijan and Switzerland regard each-other real partners, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev said at official opening of the Days of Azerbaijani Culture in Switzerland on Monday.
The President pointed out "we regard each-other real partners", adding "bilateral projects will bring us closer".
President of Switzerland Hans-Rudolf Merz have today attended an event, AzerTAj state news agency reported.
Swiss President Hans-Rudolf Merz said in his remarks that Azerbaijan and Switzerland have a lot in common in terms of culture, geographical conditions and stable political situation. He noted Azerbaijan and Switzerland established good cooperation in all fields including culture. The Swiss Leader added holding the Azerbaijani Culture Days in Switzerland was a good indicator of cooperation in this area.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev thanked for hospitality. He described his first official visit to Switzerland as "successful". The Head of State underlined "we are intensifying our relationship in various spheres". He also stressed the importance of reciprocal visits.
According to him, culture is the best way to raise "our awareness of each-other".
"Azerbaijan has old history, rich culture and high national values, and we protect them".
The Head of State noted Azerbaijan was one of the world`s leader countries for its economic development.
He also expressed hope that "the Azerbaijani Culture Days in Switzerland will bring our countries closer".
Then, the two leaders and their spouses watched a concert program.
Following the concert, a reception was organized on the occasion of the inauguration of the Azerbaijani Culture Days. Presidents Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Hans-Rudolf Merz of Switzerland and their spouses participated in the reception.