Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 2
By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has appreciated the traditions of tolerance and multiculturalism in Azerbaijan.
The Egyptian president made remarks at the meeting with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, who is on an official visit to Cairo, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry told Trend on November 2.
According to the message, Mammadyarov delivered Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s letter to President al-Sisi.
The Egyptian president stressed the importance of Islamic solidarity, the ministry said.
According to the message, President al-Sisi and Mammadyarov expressed gratification with the cooperation and mutual support of Egypt and Azerbaijan in the international arena.
“Egypt’s support for territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan and the country's position on the settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict through negotiations on the basis of the UN Security Council’s resolutions is welcomed,” Mammadyarov said.
Mammadyarov informed the Egyptian president about the forthcoming Islamic Solidarity Games to be held in Azerbaijan in 2017, and invited Egyptian athletes for the games, the ministry said.
According to the message, the minister also spoke about Azerbaijan's contribution to intercultural and intercivilization dialogue.
During the meeting, President al-Sisi and Mammadyarov discussed the issues of developing economic cooperation and appreciated the six-year energy cooperation between Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR and Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation EGPC, the ministry said.
According to the message, the sides also discussed the prospects of cooperation in all spheres.
During the visit, Mammadyarov has already met with his Egyptian counterpart, the ministry said.