Ilham Aliyev has received Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the Azerbaijani President's official website reported.
The Head of State underlined the importance of the fact that Lavrov's visit to Azerbaijan was associated with the issues discussed during the Kazan meeting in Russia.
President Ilham Aliyev praised the bilateral relationship, adding "it is important for both our countries and the region".
The Azerbaijani leader also said the visit creates good opportunities to "discuss the agenda of the dynamically and successfully developing bilateral relations".
Lavrov conveyed Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's greetings to the Azerbaijani leader. The Minister noted President Medvedev had prepared a message to the Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents on the results of the discussions held in Kazan among Russian, Azerbaijani and Armenians presidents with the participation of OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs regarding settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno Karabakh conflict. Lavrov handed over the message to the Azerbaijani President.
President Ilham Aliyev asked Minister Lavrov to extend his greetings to the Russian leader.