Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 15
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received credentials of incoming German Ambassador Michael Kindsgrab.
Kindsgrab passed along a guard of honor and then presented his credentials to President Aliyev.
Afterwards, President Aliyev had a conversation with the ambassador.
The president noted the very successful development of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Germany.
He recalled with satisfaction his successful visit to Germany in June 2016 and the meeting with the German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Warsaw. He said cooperation between the two countries is in a very active phase.
The president emphasized the mutual interest in the economic sphere and noted that he witnessed this during the business forum in Berlin.
Touching upon the activity of many German companies in Azerbaijan, President Ilham Aliyev said Azerbaijan is interested in their work not only as contractors, but also as investors.
Ilham Aliyev noted the importance of continuing the political dialogue, based on mutual trust, between Azerbaijan and Germany, and added that there are good opportunities for cooperation in energy, transportation, security and other spheres.
President Ilham Aliyev wished the ambassador success in his work.
Expressing gratitude for the reception, the newly appointed Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany Michael Kindsgrab said he received clear instructions from German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the development of bilateral ties.
Kindsgrab noted that Angela Merkel and Frank-Walter Steinmeier show great interest in expanding ties with Azerbaijan, which is a stable and developing partner country.
The envoy pointed to Azerbaijan’s image, growing on international arena in recent years.
The German diplomat said he will make efforts to further expand the cooperation that exists in politics, economy, energy security, culture and others.
During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on reforms in Azerbaijan and discussed the prospects of cooperation between the two countries in energy, security, healthcare, tourism, culture and others.