President Aliyev says Azerbaijan-Iran documents to ensure future relations development
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug.7
Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani made statements for the press following the ceremony of signing documents in Baku Aug.7.
“We attach great importance to your visit,” President Aliyev said to his Iranian counterpart Rouhani.
“I am glad that the visit is going on very successfully. I am confident that the talks we have held today and the signed documents will ensure the future development of Iranian-Azerbaijani relations,” he added.
“Our peoples have been living side by side under the conditions of friendship and good neighborhood for centuries,” said President Aliyev. “The history, culture and religion which have united us for centuries, are our common great wealth.”
He pointed out that Iran and Azerbaijan build their bilateral relations on a solid basis.
“I am glad that Iranian-Azerbaijani interstate relations have been developing successfully for around 25 years,” said President Aliyev.
The latest period of development is especially important, since great progress has been achieved in the development of Iranian-Azerbaijani relations over the last several years, according to Azerbaijan’s president.
President Aliyev said that he has repeatedly met with his Iranian counterpart over the last several years, adding that reciprocal official visits are also very important steps taken in this sphere.
“I visited Iran in February 2016 and today, you are our guest. This itself is an indication,” said Azerbaijan’s president, adding that this shows that the relations are developing rapidly and dynamically and there are good results.
President Aliyev recalled that more than ten documents were signed during his official visit to Iran and in less than six months, the parties signed six more documents which are of great importance for the future cooperation of the two countries.
Azerbaijan’s president pointed out that the fulfillment of the documents and agreements signed in Iran in February is being ensured.
Almost all spheres of bilateral cooperation were discussed both during the one-on-one meeting and in the meeting with participation of delegations, said the president.
“These discussions were very constructive and I am confident that the reached agreements will even more strengthen our unity and cooperation,” added President Aliyev.
“We successfully cooperate within international organizations as well and support each other in all organizations where we participate,” he said.
He pointed out that Iran and Azerbaijan always closely cooperate within the UN, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and other organizations.
Azerbaijan has always opposed the sanctions imposed on Iran and openly expressed its position, added the president.
“We are very glad that those sanctions have been lifted and thereby, new opportunities have opened for cooperation,” said President Aliyev.