Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 10
President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, who is in Baku on an official visit, has expressed confidence that bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Tajikistan will continue to develop on the basis of friendship and partnership as he met with Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan Novruz Mammadov.
Mentioning the friendly relations between Azerbaijan and Tajikistan, Mammadov hailed the high-level of the bilateral ties. Stressing that the official visit of the Tajik president to Azerbaijan will be important in terms of deepening political, economic and humanitarian cooperation, Mammadov noted that the high-level meetings and talks held between the presidents of the two countries and the signed documents will open new prospects for the multifaceted relationship and encourage mutual investment making.
President Rahmon congratulated Mammadov on his appointment as prime minister and wished him success in his activities. The Tajik president said he is pleased to visit friendly Azerbaijan, one of the most developed countries of the region, adding that this trip is very fruitful.
President Rahmon pointed out that mutually beneficial cooperation in the economic, trade, mining, agricultural, transport, educational, cultural and other spheres meets the interests of the two countries' peoples.
Mammadov highlighted the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The prime minister blamed Armenia's non-constructive position for the delay in the settlement of the conflict, saying this poses a threat to peace and stability in the region.
They had a broad exchange of views over the development of regional cooperation between Azerbaijan and Tajikistan in the areas of mutual interest.