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Baku, Azerbaijan, May 12
By Seymur Aliyev - Trend:
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and French President Francois Hollande had an expanded meeting with the participation of delegations today, on May 12.
The expanded meeting was held following a one-on-one meeting between the two presidents held earlier today.
Ilham Aliyev sincerely welcomed his French counterpart, and went on to say that yesterday and today the parties had an extensive exchange of views.
"Talks were held on development of friendly relations between France and Azerbaijan. Today we continue these negotiations with the participation of the delegations. Bilateral agenda is quite large, it covers many issues, there is a mutual understanding in each direction and mutual support is being provided. I, once again, sincerely greet you," President Aliyev said addressing his French counterpart.
The Azerbaijani president also expressed confidence that the visit will give excellent results.
French President Francois Hollande, in turn, said Azerbaijan continues to develop further.
"We can say that we have witnessed this in all areas," the French president added.
Hollande also stressed that his visit to Azerbaijan also includes the further development of cooperation between the two countries in the future.