Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 23 / Trend /
President of Azerbaijani Ilham Aliyev has today received a delegation headed by President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Haruhiko Kuroda.
The Head of State expressed his satisfaction with the organization of the 10th anniversary conference of ministers on the Programme of the Central Asian countries' development in Baku. President Aliyev stressed the importance of mutual regional cooperation and partnership.
Speaking about the implementation of large-scale social and infrastructure projects in Azerbaijan in recent years, President Aliyev stressed the importance of programs in power sector, particularly, the projects on the use of alternative and renewable energy sources, as well as creating up-to-date road and transport infrastructure, construction of new airports and development of sea transport, expansion of underground transportation system in Baku, creating and reconstructing water supply and sanitation system in the country.
In turn, Kuroda praised the constructive work carried out in Azerbaijan, particularly in Baku. He stressed that the social and infrastructure projects successfully implemented in Azerbaijan under President Ilham Aliyev's leadership, are completely consistent with the strategy of development of the ADB member countries.
Kuroda said the ADB is interested in active involvement in projects in Azerbaijan. He informed President Aliyev about the work carried out by the ADB to reduce impact of the global financial crisis on the Asian countries.
The sides discussed the projects implemented by the bank in Azerbaijan, exchanged views on prospects of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Asian Development Bank.