Azerbaijani President receives credentials of several ambassadors (UPDATE) (PHOTO)
Info on meeting with the Indonesian, Albanian ambassadors added (first version posted at 18:48)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 7 / Trend /
Azerbaijan`s President Ilham Aliyev has today accepted credentials of newly-appointed ambassador of China Hong Jiuyin.
The Ambassador reviewed a ceremonial guard of honor.
President Ilham Aliyev and the Chinese ambassador then had a meeting.
The Head of State underlined the Azerbaijani-Chinese relations were based on friendship and partnership principles.
The Azerbaijani leader praised intergovernmental relations.
President Ilham Aliyev said the two countries have big opportunities to expand cooperation in the fields of economy and investment even more.
The Head of State expressed hope that as friendly and partner countries Azerbaijan and China would continue to cooperate in regional issues as well as in strengthening peace and security in the world.
President Ilham Aliyev wished Hong Jiuyin successes in his activities.
The diplomat conveyed greetings of Chinese President Hu Jintao to the Azerbaijani leader.
Hong Jiuyin said he had eye-witnessed big development in Azerbaijan since his last visit to the country 3 years ago.
The ambassador said China hailed Azerbaijan`s achievements in establishing stability within the society and ensuring rapid economic development under the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev.
President Ilham Aliyev recalled his visit to China in 2008 and meetings with Chinese President Hu Jintao.
The Head of State added Azerbaijan was happy for China`s rapid development and achievements.
President Ilham Aliyev asked the diplomat to convey his greetings to the Chinese leader.
Ilham Aliyev has also accepted credentials of newly-appointed Indonesian ambassador Raden Prayono Atiyanto.
The Ambassador passed along a guard of honor.
President Ilham Aliyev and the Indonesian ambassador had a conversation.
The Head of State said political relations between Azerbaijan and Indonesia were successfully developing.
The Azerbaijani leader stressed the importance of the two countries` mutual support within international organizations.
President Ilham Aliyev said Azerbaijan`s embassy opened in Indonesia several years ago, noting the opening of Indonesia`s embassy in the country would serve to expand bilateral cooperation even more.
The President said the two countries enjoy good opportunities for developing their relations in the fields of economy, investment and trade.
President Ilham Aliyev stressed the importance of Prayono Atiyanto`s appointment as the first ambassador of Indonesia in Azerbaijan, wishing him successes in his future activity.
The diplomat conveyed greetings of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to the Azerbaijani leader.
Ambassador Atiyanto said Indonesia was interested in expanding friendly and cooperative relations with Azerbaijan.
The ambassador hailed political relationship between the two countries.
He noted he received special instructions from the Indonesian President with respect to development of economic cooperation.
President Ilham Aliyev asked the diplomat to deliver his greetings to Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
President of Azerbaijan has also accepted credentials of new ambassador of Albania Altin Kodra.
The Ambassador passed along a ceremonial guard of honor.
President Ilham Aliyev had a conversation with the ambassador.
The Head of State underlined the existence of good prospects for boosting the Azerbaijani-Albanian relations in various fields, including political, economic and energy ones. President Ilham Aliyev recalled his meetings with Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha in different international forums. President Ilham Aliyev wished the diplomat every success in his further activity.
Ambassador Kodra expressed hope that relations between Azerbaijan and Albania would further expand in different spheres, in particular in economic and political ones, saying he would spare no efforts to contribute to this.