Ilham Aliyev receives UK special trade envoy for Azerbaijan (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 28
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received British Prime Ministerial Trade Envoy for Azerbaijan Baroness Emma Nicholson on November 28.
President Aliyev recalled with pleasure his recent meeting with Baroness Nicholson. Hailing the expansion of Azerbaijan-UK cooperation, the president stressed the importance of diversifying this cooperation from energy to other sectors.
The president said diversification of economy is among key priorities for Azerbaijan, adding that this is of crucial significance amid the situation with the global oil prices.
The president underlined the importance of building stronger ties with traditional partners in areas that can boost sustainable development.
Baroness Nicholson described her recent meeting with President Aliyev as successful. Touching upon the cooperation with Azerbaijan, she pointed out relations with the country`s financial institutions, including banks and the stock exchange.
Baroness Nicholson said London Stock Exchange is interested in establishing partnership ties with Azerbaijan. She proposed organizing a conference jointly with Azerbaijani financial institutions in London next spring, highlighting the importance of the Azerbaijani president`s attending the event.