Russia, Azerbaijan successfully overcome disagreements (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Apr.15 / Trend, E. Tariverdiyeva /
Policy disagreements between Russia and Azerbaijan in the South Caucasus have been overcome, Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Socio-Political Department head Ali Hasanov said in Baku today.
According to Hasanov, relations between Azerbaijan and Russia are rapidly expanding since 2001 and strategic partnership is also quickly developing.
"Our presidents' personal friendship plays an important role in establishing friendly relations," Hasanov said at the opening of a round-table on "Russia and Azerbaijan: Through the Expansion of Interregional Cooperation to Strengthen Strategic Partnership."
Hasanov welcomed the Russian delegation on behalf of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, stressing the importance of developing Azerbaijani-Russian relations, as well as the 200-year history of the countries' ties.
The round-table is held by the Institute for European Studies.
During the crisis, Azerbaijan and Russia were able to preserve and develop a strategic level of relations, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Economic Policy Chairman Ziyad Samadzade said in a speech at the opening of the conference.
"Mutual trade turnover remained at the same level despite the crisis," he said.