Azerbaijani president won’t participate in Eastern Partnership summit – top official
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 20
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev won't be able to participate in the summit of the EU Eastern Partnership program to be held in Riga May 21-22, the president's aide for public and political affairs, Ali Hasanov said May 20.
The schedule of activities of Azerbaijan president has become very tight as very little time has left till the start of the First European Games and the preparatory work for this important event is at the final stage, said Hasanov adding that therefore, the head of state won't be able to take part in the summit.
The top official said that in the Riga summit, Azerbaijan will be represented by the deputy head of Azerbaijani Presidential Administration, chief of the administration's foreign relations department Novruz Mammadov and Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.