Azerbaijani, Iranian presidents hold one-on-one meeting (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 7
Following the official welcoming ceremony in Baku, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held a one-on-one meeting Aug. 7.
President Aliyev welcomed Rouhani to Azerbaijan.
“I am very glad that we meet frequently with you. I paid an official visit to Iran in February 2016 and currently, you are our guest. This itself is an indicator,” said President Aliyev. “This shows how rapidly our relations are developing.”
“Many issues will be discussed today during the visit and I am confident that the results will be good as well,” added President Aliyev.
Hassan Rouhani, for his part, said he is very glad to visit beautiful Baku again.
“I am especially glad to meet the Azerbaijani people,” he added.
“Undoubtedly, our relations are developing sincerely and successfully,” he said, adding that the visit of President Aliyev to Tehran was very successful and very important steps were taken during that visit.
“Hopefully, new steps will be taken during the current visit for the development of relations. Our good relations are very important and a positive factor both in bilateral and regional formats,” added Rouhani.
During the talks, the parties exchanged views on the bilateral and other issues of mutual interest.