On Dec. 9, the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev visited the National Assembly of France where he met with its President Bernard Accoyer, AzerTAj state news agency reported.
Here, President Ilham Aliyev and Accoyer had their photo taken together.
Bernard Accoyer said France is curious about Azerbaijan and activity of its President.
Accoyer pledged to spare no efforts towards successful development of interparliamentary ties.
He pointed out there is friendly relationship between the two nations, adding personal relationship between the two countries` presidents is an evidence of it.
President of the National Assembly noted relations between the countries are successfully developing in other fields as well, saying cooperation with Azerbaijan is important amidst the global economic crisis. He said, "our economic relations with Azerbaijan are steadily developing". According to Bernard Accoyer, two countries` interests coincide. He expressed assurance that bilateral economic ties would continue to strengthen.
Accoyer noted France places high priority on the energy security and considers Azerbaijan as one of important countries in this field.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev stressed his present visit will be an important step towards development of bilateral relations. He expressed confidence that relationship would continue to develop in the future. According to President Aliyev, France-Azerbaijan bilateral ties are based on mutual interests and have good prospects.
President Ilham Aliyev said political relations between both nations are at a high level.
"Given there were one state and two official visits, it is a good indicator," said the President.
President Ilham Aliyev noted France-Azerbaijan bilateral relations are diversified with political, economic, cultural ties strengthening intensively. Azerbaijani leader pointed out Azerbaijan puts a particular emphasis on interparliamentary cooperation and this visit is a good opportunity for reviewing successfully developing relations and concrete steps in this area.
President Ilham Aliyev noted French companies are very active in Azerbaijan and the country actively cooperates with French companies in the energy and other fields.
The Head of State told of the progress achieved in the energy field, and Azerbaijan` role in ensuring energy security of Europe.
Bernard Accoyer was curious about Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
President Ilham Aliyev briefed Accoyer on the peace talks on the conflict and its prospects.