President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received Wednesday participants of the Ministerial Conference dedicated to the 10th jubilee of the Central Asian Economic Cooperation Programme (CAREC).
The Head of State said Baku`s hosting the Ministerial Conference dedicated to the 10th jubilee of CAREC was a great occasion for Azerbaijan. The Head of State expressed confidence that successful development of this Programme would serve deepening regional cooperation and contribute to ensuring peace and welfare in region.
President Aliyev noted economic reforms carried out in Azerbaijan in recent years yielded good results. He pointed out very serious programs were being implemented in Azerbaijan on three directions of CAREC. The Azerbaijani leader said great emphasis was placed on trade, transport and energy issues in the country. He added "initiatives put forward by us also serve expansion of regional cooperation".
The Head of State noted thanks to the activity of the participants of CAREC and Azerbaijani Government, "our economic cooperation is developing successfully in bilateral format, as well".
President Aliyev said "as you know a lot of work has been done in Azerbaijan on the main directions of CAREC. I am very glad that the Ministerial Conference dedicated to the 10th jubilee of CAREC is being held in Baku."
The President expressed confidence that the conference would have good results.
President of the Asian Development Bank, Haruhiko Kuroda thanked the Azerbaijani President for the reception. He noted CAREC would bring successes in the next decade, as well, and strengthen East-West and North-South relations.