British Ambassador: Azerbaijan – country where the UK has deep links

Politics Materials 12 September 2013 11:31 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, September 12 /Trend, S.Ahmadova/

Azerbaijan is a country where Britain has strong and deep links, newly appointed British Ambassador to Azerbaijan Irfan Siddiq said in a video message posted on the British Embassy's Facebook page, Trend reported.

He noted that Azerbaijan is an important and dynamic country. The ambassador expressed satisfaction about living and working in Azerbaijan.

"I'm keen to further develop these links and take the relationship to a new level. This means intensifying our political relationship on key geo-political issues, expanding our already excellent co-operation on trade and commercial issues, deepening our co-operation on energy issues, facilitating more people to people links in areas such as education, tourism and culture and having an open discussion on issues of democracy and human rights," Siddiq said.

He added that Great Britain and Azerbaijan have shared interests and values in many spheres.

"I hope that I will get pleasure living and working in Azerbaijan, of getting to know the people and studying the country's rich culture and history," the ambassador said.