Azerbaijani president receives former French PM
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 27
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received former Prime Minister of France Dominique de Villepin.
Saying he was glad to visit Baku again, Villepin described the 7th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations as successful. He said he witnessed development in Azerbaijan despite complicated global economic and political situation. Villepin said he was an old friend of Azerbaijan.
President Aliyev recalled with pleasure his meetings with Villepin in Baku and Paris.
He stressed the importance of Villepin's attending the Forum.
They emphasized the significance of the issues discussed at the 7th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and hailed the event's role in expanding international cooperation.