Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 10
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to Azerbaijan Nikolai Patskevich August 10 who is completing his diplomatic mission in the country.
Patskevich congratulated the president on the high level organization of the first European Games and the Azerbaijani athletes` great achievements.
The ambassador highlighted the Azerbaijani people's acting as a team in preparing for and holding the European Games.
He noted that Azerbaijan once again presented itself to the world as an independent, modern and developed country by organizing this event at such a high level.
The president applauded the ambassador's warm words about the organization of the first European Games and noted that Azerbaijani people showed their unity in holding this event.
President Aliyev praised the participation of more than two million people in the ceremony of bringing the Olympic flame as a good sign of this unity. The president described the holding of the first European Games in Azerbaijan as one of the greatest events in the country`s years of independence in terms of scale and high national spirits.
Patskevich touched upon Belarus-Azerbaijan relationship, and thanked President Aliyev for his support for the development and strengthening of the bilateral ties. He hailed successful implementation of the tasks set by the Azerbaijani and Belarus presidents in order to strengthen the relations.
Noting that the bilateral ties were developing in a variety of fields, the ambassador said the two countries maintained close cooperation on the international scale too.
Patskevich said that mutual respect and sincere ties between Azerbaijan and Belarus contributed to the strengthening of the relations between the two country`s people.
President Aliyev hailed Patskevich`s contribution to the development of Azerbaijan-Belarus relations during his tenure.
The president expressed satisfaction with successful implementation of the tasks set by the two countries' presidents in order to expand the relations.
President Aliyev said Belarus-Azerbaijan relationship had been developing on the basis of friendship. The president expressed his confidence that these relations would continue expanding.
President Aliyev wished Patskevich success in his future activities.