Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has received British Minister of State for Europe David Lidington, the AzerTaj state news agency reported.
The British minister said it was his first visit to Azerbaijan, saying it made a good impression on him.
Mr. Lidington said he was aware of the Azerbaijani government`s successes. He praised the Azerbaijan-Great Britain relations, saying the two countries enjoyed strong and developing political, economic and security cooperation.
President Ilham Aliyev said the two countries` relations were successfully developing in a variety of fields.
The Azerbaijani President praised the fact Mr. Lidington was accompanied by a group of businessmen, adding there was a growing interest in working together not only in energy but also other spheres.
The Azerbaijani leader said the British minister`s visit would be a success, expressing confidence it will give impetus to strengthening the partnership in all fields.
The President of Azerbaijan and the British Minister also discussed settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and Azerbaijan`s cooperation with the European Union and Euroatlantic structures.