Baku, Azerbaijan, May 27
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received Mayor of Cannes David Lisnard.
President Aliyev said Azerbaijani and French cities enjoy very close relations. He hailed the fact that 10 Azerbaijani and French cities became sister cities and established good contacts.
The president said the two countries enjoyed high-level relations. He stressed the importance of regional cooperation.
President Aliyev also noted that Cannes is one of the French cities with beautiful architecture and infrastructure. He expressed confidence that Lisnard would see the must-see places in Azerbaijan.
The president expressed hope that the visit would create a fruitful opportunity for Lisnard to familiarize himself with the country and its capital.
Lisnard said the aim of his visit to Azerbaijan was to expand cooperation between the cities of Cannes and Gabala.
Lisnard said Cannes is a small, but world-renowned city. He stressed the importance of the fact that Azerbaijan built its development path on strong foundations, and that the country is popularizing its culture in the world.
The sides also discussed the development of cooperation in the fields of culture and education.