President Ilham Aliyev : Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan have an active cooperation on regional and bilateral issues (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 30 /Trend/
Following a ceremony of signing the Azerbaijan-Kyrgyzstan documents, Presidents Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Almazbek Atambayev of Kyrgyzstan held a joint press conference on Friday.
The Presidents made a joint press statement.
President Ilham Aliyev said the fact that Almazbek Atambayev had made one of his official visits to Azerbaijan was an indicator of friendship and fraternity. The Head of State noted the visit would open a new page in relations between the two countries. President Ilham Aliyev also spoke of historical friendship between the Azerbaijani and Kyrgyz peoples.
The Azerbaijani President recalled his previous meeting with Kyrgyz counterpart Almazbek Atambayev.
President Ilham Aliyev also stressed the importance of humanitarian cooperation between Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan.
He noted there were great opportunities to elevate the two countries` relations to the level of partnership.
The Azerbaijani leader also underlined the importance of the documents signed during the current visit of his Kyrgyz counterpart. He added the number of documents signed during the current visit exceeds the number of documents signed between the two countries over the past 20 years. The President expressed hope that relations between Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan had great future. President Ilham Aliyev pointed out the two countries had an active cooperation on regional and bilateral issues.
"We support initiatives to strengthen the Turkic peoples` unity in the future," President Aliyev said.
President Almazbek Atambayev said he was proud to make his first official visit to Azerbaijan as a head of state. He said the documents signed between the two countries would contribute to development of relationship.
President Atambayev expressed confidence that relations between Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan would continue to boost.
He also said Baku was becoming more and more beautiful.
The Kyrgyz President said he was pleased with Azerbaijan`s winning the Eurovision Song Contest.
President Atambayev also stressed national leader Heydar Aliyev`s role in development of Azerbaijan. He added the national leader`s policy was being continued successfully.
Following their statements the two presidents responded to questions from journalists.