Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has today received President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Thomas Mirow and his accompanying delegation, the AzerTaj state news agency reported.
The Head of State said he is satisfied with the development of Azerbaijan-EBRD relationship. The Azerbaijani leader underlined Azerbaijan had implemented a number of successful projects with the EBRD. President Aliyev hailed the financing of joint projects in not only the state sector but also the private one. He pointed out Azerbaijan and EBRD forged the cooperation ahead last year despite the global economic crisis. The Head of State expressed confidence that EBRD President Mirow`s visit would help expand cooperation even more.
Thomas Mirow noted EBRD is committed to cooperation with Azerbaijan. He noted EBRD`s injecting funds into the Garadagh cement plant is the largest investment project in the private sector. Mirow pointed out EBRD successfully cooperates with Azerbaijani banks.
Mirow said EBRD is keen on continuing cooperation with Azerbaijan.