Baku, Azerbaijan, May 3
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev accepted the credentials of newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia Husnan Bey Fananie May 3.
Husnan Bey Fananie handed his credentials to the president, and President Ilham Aliyev then had a conversation with the ambassador.
Noting that the bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Indonesia are developing successfully, the president hailed good cooperation between the two countries within international organizations, including the UN and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The president expressed his gratitude to Indonesia for supporting Azerbaijan.
Pointing to the partnership relations between the two countries, President Aliyev said that Azerbaijan is interested in establishing closer ties with Indonesia.
Highlighting the cooperation between the two countries in political, economic, educational, cultural, investment making and other fields, President Aliyev expressed his hope that these relations would continue to develop successfully.
Stressing the importance of the activity of embassies in both countries, the president wished Husnan Bey Fananie success in his activities.
The ambassador conveyed the greetings of President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo to President Aliyev.
Pointing to the fact that both countries' peoples share the same religion and similar cultural values, the Indonesian ambassador expressed his hope that the bilateral relations would continue to develop in a variety of fields.
The Indonesian ambassador said he would spare no efforts to contribute to the expansion of ties between the two countries during his diplomatic tenure.
Husnan Bey Fananie stressed the significance of the Islamic Solidarity Games to be held in Azerbaijan in 2017.
President Aliyev thanked for the greetings of President Widodo, and asked the ambassador to extend his greetings to the Indonesian president.