President Aliyev: Iran, Azerbaijan play stabilizing role in region

President Aliyev: Iran, Azerbaijan play stabilizing role in region

Tehran, Iran, Feb. 23

Trend:

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, who arrived in Iran with an official visit on Feb. 23, has expressed gratitude to his counterpart Hassan Rouhani for the invitation to visit Tehran and for hospitality.

Azerbaijani president said he is glad to visit brotherly Iran again.

"I take this opportunity to once again congratulate you and the whole Iranian people with the lift of sanctions imposed on Iran," President Aliyev said in his statement for the press in Tehran Feb. 23.

The statement was broadcast live on Iran's state IRINN TV channel.

He added that Azerbaijan has always opposed these sanctions and has always voiced its opinion from all high tribunes.

"Mr. President, you very well informed the media representatives about all the issues we discussed," said President Aliyev, adding that the sides exchanged views on many issues and expressed unanimity of opinions.

"We, in Azerbaijan are very glad that the Iranian-Azerbaijani relations are developing successfully and intensively," said Ilham Aliyev.

"Our relations have a very solid foundation," said the president, adding that the peoples of the two countries have lived together throughout centuries.

"We are bound by the history, culture, common past and religion," he said. "Our relations are being built on this solid basis and today, the Iranian-Azerbaijani relations have grown into the strategic cooperation."

President Aliyev noted that Azerbaijan and Iran always support each other in the international organizations, where they cooperate.

"Our trade relations have great prospects," said the Azerbaijani president, adding that today, the sides discussed the developments on the international arena and the bilateral relations.

"We agreed to even more strengthen the joint efforts in fighting the international terrorism," said President Aliyev. "We will continue to support each other on the international arena."

The president went on to talk about the situation in Syria.

"Yesterday, it was declared that the US and Russia have agreed on a truce in Syria. We welcome this agreement. We have repeatedly stated that in order to normalize the situation in Syria, first of all, it is necessary to achieve ceasefire and then sign a peace treaty," said the president.

He noted that the Syrian people should determine their future, their fate by themselves.
Ilham Aliyev further said that all countries should respect each other and shouldn't interfere in each other's internal affairs, adding that thereby, wars will end and there will be less confrontations.

He went on to say that Azerbaijan and Iran signed many documents during the visit and the fulfillment of these documents will even more strengthen the relations between the two countries.

Ilham Aliyev said that the documents signed in many spheres show the way to the future.

"The essence of these documents is quite positive. One part of them will serve for bilateral relations and the other part - for multilateral and regional cooperation," he added.

"Today, very important steps were taken in creating the North-South transport corridor," said the president. "By commissioning this road, we will link the continents with the wonderful transport infrastructure."

Ilham Aliyev went on to add that Azerbaijan will fulfill its obligations by late 2016 and build a railway to the Iranian border.

He then spoke about the oil and gas sector, saying there are good prospects for cooperation. Noting that Iran makes investments in Azerbaijan's oil and gas fields, the president said that the sides have exchanged views on the future cooperation.

Ilham Aliyev said the two sides discussed the joint development of oil and gas fields in the Caspian Sea, adding that good results are expected from this.

"Caspian Sea is our common heritage and it should continue to be the sea of cooperation, security and peace," said the president.

Further, the Azerbaijani president said that great work is underway in the sphere of energy and there are good prospects in this field.

"Cooperation in this sphere is not confined to the Iranian-Azerbaijani cooperation. Neighboring countries can also join this project," said the president, adding that as a result, it will turn into a wonderful transnational and regional project.

There are good opportunities for mutual investing, both countries are carrying out very serious reforms and the business environment is improving, according to the Azerbaijani president.

In this case, there will be new good opportunities for mutual investing, he said, adding that the two countries have great conditions for the future activities in the financial, banking spheres, insurance, tourism and pharmaceuticals.

"President Rouhani noted that we already participate in trilateral formats as well and gradually, the geography of these formats will expand," said Ilham Aliyev. "It is a valuable contribution jointly made by us in the regional cooperation and it shows the intention of the two countries."

"We want peace, harmony and cooperation in the region. Today, Iran and Azerbaijan play a stabilizing role in the region we live," President Aliyev said.

"The stronger our unity, the higher level of security will be ensured in the region," he added.

"President Rouhani said that it is our fifth meeting in the last two years. I take this opportunity to invite You, Mr. President, to an official visit to Azerbaijan, so that the number of our meetings would grow and our peoples would be together," said the Azerbaijani president.

"I once again express gratitude to You for the hospitality," Ilham Aliyev added.

Spain names main Turkmen sectors of its interest
Spain names main Turkmen sectors of its interest
Putin to hold annual press conference via video link on December 17
Putin to hold annual press conference via video link on December 17
Azerbaijan's import of chemical products from Turkey up
Azerbaijan's import of chemical products from Turkey up
Loading Bars
Latest
World Maritime University, Georgia aim to develop maritime education, capacity-building activities
Georgia makes giant strides in transposition of energy efficiency acquis
Cash receipts from Azerbaijan to Georgia increases
Number of debit cards in Azerbaijan increases
Uzbekistan increases raisins export to Netherlands
Georgia to subsidize wheat flour price
IAEA to implement multiple projects in Georgia
Uzbekistan, Hungary consider establishing Uzbek-Hungarian Business Council
Uzbekistan confirms repayment schedules on ADB loan for solid waste cleaning
Percentage of problem loans in Azerbaijan down
Eni Turkmenistan Ltd opens tender for vehicles provision
Tree-planting campaign continues in Azerbaijan's Gubadli (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan raises commercial gas production
COVID-related quarantine may be strengthened in Kazakhstan in December
German Bundestag welcoming cessation of hostilities in Karabakh for sustainable peace
Spain names main Turkmen sectors of its interest
Iran to follow FATF-related bills
French Development Agency puts emphasis on increasing solar and wind capacity integration in Georgia
Putin to hold annual press conference via video link on December 17
Share of Austria in total import of Azerbaijan increases
Kazakhstan, Canada discuss prospects for agriculture co-op
Iranian Aras Free Trade Zone reveals its trade surplus
Modernization of primary gas treatment unit carried out at Uzbek oil field
Ambassador of Mexico meets with Azerbaijani Acting Minister of Culture
Azerbaijan supplying drinking water to liberated Shusha city (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan consistently works to strengthen regional cooperation - MFA
Azerbaijan's import of chemical products from Turkey up
Conflicts, external aggression threaten peace, security - Azerbaijani FM
Azerbaijani Minister of Economy receives Qatari ambassador (PHOTO)
Iran's industrial cities work at minimum capacity
U.S. agency opens probe into 115,000 Tesla vehicles over suspension issue
Turkey discloses Istanbul Airport's ten-month passenger traffic volume
Japan ruling party proposal backs assistance for COVID-hit airlines
Iran's Social Security Organization to forgive insurance fines of employers
Elbit Systems wins Spanish Army radio deal
Putin meets RSC members to discuss Russian peacekeepers' activities in Karabakh
Uzbek metallurgical plant switches to int’l financial reporting standards
New company established in Azerbaijan's Sumgayit city
Iran to close public offices amid COVID-19
Volume of industrial lending in Azerbaijan grows
Azerbaijani 'Maestro Niyazi' dry-cargo ship repaired and tested
France-24 TV channel broadcasts reportage about liberated Fuzuli district of Azerbaijan (VIDEO)
Small state enterprises, vehicles to be auctioned in Azerbaijan
Uzbek Ministry of Finance eyes setting excise tax on sugar imports
New electronic services to be introduced in Turkmenistan's banking system
Oil bitumen imports decrease to Georgia
10M2020 cargo, passenger traffic in Turkish Esenboga Airport drops
Discovery of Turkmen scientists expected to make unique contribution to healthcare system on global scale
Azerbaijan detects 3,712 new COVID-19 cases, 1,359 recoveries
World to need at least 1.1 trillion barrels of hydrocarbons over next 20 years
Kazakhstan decreases crude petroleum oil supplies to Netherlands
Number of construction enterprises, organizations in Uzbekistan up
Central Bank of Azerbaijan reveals data on population's deposits
Georgia sees decrease in import of aviation fuel
Oil & gas industry is not at risk of being starved of capital
Nearly half of bank deposits in Azerbaijan made in foreign currency, says CBA
Turkmen Health Ministry opens tender for medical supplies purchase
Iran Parliament speaker obliges gov't to implement “People's Livelihood Protection Act” as soon as possible
Luxury hotels to be created in Nagorno-Karabakh region
Azerenerji OJSC implementing essential project in Karabakh, adjacent districts
Gold, silver prices in Azerbaijan down
Kazakhstan's Kazatomprom sees threefold increase in profits
Turkey's VP talks current defense-related projects
Iran to join several countries in coronavirus vaccine development
Cybersecurity - one of main objectives of Georgia - Energy Community Secretariat report
UNDP office in Uzbekistan to buy agricultural equipment via tender
Central Bank of Azerbaijan plans to raise funds at deposit auction
Azerbaijan's Central Bank reveals year-on-year data on lending to household sector
Facebook cryptocurrency Libra to launch as early as January but scaled back
“Investment Treaty” intensively negotiated between Georgia and Japan
ACG oil transshipment from Ceyhan terminal exceeds 190 million barrels
Turkmenistan prepares project for intellectual property system dev’t
Prime Minister Modi inaugurates RE-Invest 2020
TAP is operational and can deliver gas, says managing director
Uzbek Anti-Crisis Fund expenses up due to extended COVID-9 resistance
Ruling coalition in Germany stands for Berlin’s participation in promoting peace in Nagorno-Karabakh
Azerbaijani gymnasts in group exercises reach final of European Championship in Ukraine
Azerbaijan's labor ministry, Azermash Group LLC sign tender contract
Iran reduces imports of chemicals from Turkey
Plastic cards becoming more popular in Kazakhstan
Turkish Ombudsman Institution prepares special report on Armenia's war crimes against Azerbaijan (PHOTO)
Turkmenistan prepares project aimed at developing energy diplomacy
Uzbekistan’s 10M2020 production of chemical products revealed
Azerbaijan Insurers Association calls on citizens to annually renew insurance contracts
Russian Tatneft eyeing butadiene production in co-op with Kazakhstan
ICAO to include Azerbaijan's three airfields in new list of int'l geographical coordinates
Georgia becomes most popular exporter of Uzbek beans
Construction of new water reservoirs in Uzbekistan to improve water supply of land areas
Azerbaijan's ten-month import of grains, legumes from Turkey up
Turkish TPAO to expand oil, gas exploration zone
Azerbaijani TS Motors LLC wins tender on tire purchases
Georgia sees record increase in COVID-19 cases
Turkmen State Service of Maritime and River Transportation working to attract foreign investment
Gas market concept under discussion in Georgia
French Senate Resolution is blow to French interests in South Caucasus - Center for Economic Reforms Analysis
Direct flights on the Baku-Minsk route to be resumed
Azerbaijan's High-Tech Park records new resident companies
Uzbek, South Korean foreign ministers discuss strengthening of economic ties
Russia to produce over 100 million doses of world’s first COVID-19 vaccine in India
Use of electronic state services in Azerbaijan grows
All news