Azerbaijani president receives director-general of UN industrial development organization
President of Azerbaijan
Ilham Aliyev received a delegation led by Kandeh Yumkella, Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) on June 29, AzerTAj state news agency reported.
Yumkella said his visit to Baku aimed to discuss with state and government officials the prospects for cooperation between Azerbaijan and UNIDO.
He praised the development of non-oil sector in Azerbaijan, noting his organization was interested in cooperation in this field.
President Ilham Aliyev said Azerbaijan had achieved great progress in all fields, in particular economy. The Azerbaijani leader noted developing non-oil sector was among key priorities for his country.
The Head of State said a second regional development program will be carried out until 2013 in the country, noting it would create wide opportunities for realization of new infrastructural projects.
The Azerbaijani leader expressed hope the Azerbaijan-UNIDO cooperation would further expand.