Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has today received a Ukrainian delegation led by Foreign Minister Kostyantyn Gryshchenko, the AzerTaj state news agency reported.
The Ukrainian top diplomat conveyed President Viktor Yanukovich`s greetings to the Azerbaijani leader. He recalled a recent meeting between the presidents of Azerbaijan and Ukraine. Gryshchenko said the Ukrainian leader attaches "great" importance to development of the bilateral relations with Azerbaijan.
President Ilham Aliyev said Azerbaijan was interested in strengthening its relationship with Ukraine. The Head of State expressed assurance the bilateral ties would further "successfully" develop.
The Azerbaijani leader said "positive results the two countries reached in the bilateral relations create good basis for future development". President Ilham Aliyev pointed out that Azerbaijan and Ukraine have "huge" potential to boost the relations in all fields, including economy, industry and energy.
The President said the visit by the Foreign Minister would contribute to further developing the relations.
The Head of State asked the minister to convey his greetings to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich.