Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 16
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today received credentials of new head of the EU Delegation to the country Malena Mard.
The Head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan passed along a ceremonial guard of honor.
President Ilham Aliyev had a conversation with Mrs Malena Mard.
The Head of State hailed development of the bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and the European Union.
President Ilham Aliyev praised the Azerbaijan-EU cooperation, and expressed hope that these ties would continue to expand even further.
The Head of State stressed the importance of exploring opportunities for the strengthening of the partnership relationship between the country and the organization, and expressed confidence that these ties would become more active during Malena Mard`s tenure.
Mrs Malena Mard noted the significance of the mutual interest for expanding relations between Azerbaijan and the EU.
The Head of the EU delegation also noted the importance of a ceremony to sign final investment document on Shahdeniz-2 in Baku on December 17.
Mrs Malena Mard said Azerbaijan and the European Union maintained strong cooperative relations.