President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received today bashkan (governor) of Gagauz Yeri of Moldova, Mikhail Formuzal, the Azerbaijani President's official website reported.
President Ilham Aliyev expressed satisfaction with the participation of Mikhail Formuzal in the 3rd Congress of World Azerbaijanis, describing it as an indicator of relationship between Azerbaijan and Moldova.
Formuzal, in turn, called his participation in the 3rd Congress as a next step towards strengthening relations between Azerbaijan and Moldova even more. Formuzal said his organization had established close relations with representatives of the Azerbaijani Diaspora and Embassy of Azerbaijan in Moldova. He particularly underlined the contributions that national leader Heydar Aliyev made to development of relations between the two countries.
Ilham Aliyev recalled the fact that a monument to genius Azerbaijani poet Nizami Ganjavi was erected in Moldova during his first visit to the country. The Head of State underlined the importance of establishment of close relations between the two countries.
President Ilham Aliyev described the erection of monument to national leader Heydar Aliyev in Gagauz as an indicator of "friendly and fraternal relations between our peoples".