Russian President arrives in Azerbaijan (UPDATE)
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The President of Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev has today arrived in Azerbaijan for an official visit, AzerTAj state news agency reported.
A guard of honor was lined up for the President at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport decorated with the national flags of Azerbaijan and Russia.
Dmitry Medvedev was welcomed here by First Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Yagub Eyyubov and other officials.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrived in Azerbaijani capital of Baku on September 2, where he intends to discuss particularly the trade and economic cooperation between the two countries and their cooperation on the Caspian Sea and the Nagorno-Karabakh problem, RIA Novosti reported.
Russian presidential aide Sergei Prikhodko said earlier that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev during his visit to Azerbaijan on 2-3 September will discuss the bilateral economic and trade collaboration, and cooperation between the parties in the Caspian Sea. According to him, on the visit is expected to be signed an agreement on state border and inter-governmental agreement on the rational use and protection of water resources of transboundary river of Samur.
With regard to international issues, the talks would address the problem of Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as international cooperation in the Caspian Sea, said Prikhodko.
Speaking about the program of the visit of the head of state, Prikhodko said that on the first day of stay in Baku, Medvedev will lay wreaths at the tomb of Heydar Aliyev, as well as the monument to fallen heroes. On the same day the president of Russia will take part in the official dinner on behalf of President Ilham Aliyev.
On Friday, September 3, two heads of state to hold talks in Baku - first in a narrow format, and then with the participation of delegations of the two countries. Negotiations will be completed with the signing of documents.
As expected, Medvedev will leave Azerbaijan on Friday.