President Ilham Aliyev receives credentials of incoming Afghan ambassador (PHOTO)

President Ilham Aliyev receives credentials of incoming Afghan ambassador (PHOTO)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 17


President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received credentials of the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Amanullah Jayhoon.

Presenting his credentials to President Ilham Aliyev, Ambassador Amanullah Jayhoon said:

Excellency, Mr President Aliyev. First of all, I would like to thank you for sparing time for me today. It’s an honor for me to be here, and also, to convey the greetings of President Ashraf Ghani, who has very high regard of you. He wishes you good health and the people of Azerbaijan prosperity. Excellency President, may I have the honor to present the letter of credence signed by Excellency President Ashraf Ghani appointing me its ambassador of Afghanistan to the brotherly and beautiful country of Azerbaijan and also, allow me to present the recall letter of my predecessor.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev then spoke with the ambassador.

President Ilham Aliyev said:

-Welcome Mr. Ambassador, I am very glad to see you, please, convey my best greetings to Mr. President and best wishes to him and to brotherly people of Afghanistan. We highly value our partnership and friendship. And I can tell you that relations between our countries develop so rapidly so it demonstrates that the both sides have a very strong intentions to intensify our dialogue. You know about my meetings with President Ghani. We met many times in Azerbaijan, in different countries during the international events. Always we find time to see each other when we are at some international meeting. And I can tell you that our meetings are very productive. So we achieved big progress in our relationship and joint efforts led to a completely new situation in our region. Our political ties are as strong as never before. We discuss a lot of issues related to economic cooperation, issues related to investment projects. As you know, we have already elaborated the ideas on that. We jointly worked on issues related to a public sector, and I am glad that "ASAN xidmat" already started its operations in Afghanistan and this demonstrates the vision of President Ghani to modernize Afghanistan, to provide the modern services to the people. We are proud that we could be a part of that important development. Also, one of the important part of our cooperation is security issues. As you know Azerbaijan for almost 20 years now is part of the peacekeeping operations in Afghanistan. We, throughout all these years demonstrated commitment to security and safety of your country. As you know, relatively recently we increased the number of our servicemen, thus, demonstrating our approach, our policy towards security in your country, because without security, stability it is very difficult to build future. We know it ourselves, because we faced more or less the same in the beginning of 90s when Azerbaijan was disorganized, where situation was chaotic. We had a political, military, economic crisis that resulted in the loss of part of our territories. Therefore, I am sure that the efforts of the government or president already bring results, and we always will be happy to be part of your modernization program. We also enjoy now the new development in regional transportation issues. We are happy that some cargos already come from Afghanistan across Azerbaijan to international markets. We are happy to provide these facilities, and as you know, transportation sector is one of the issues which always is on our agenda during my meetings with the President, and we see good developments. With the recent changes in the regional geopolitical situation, of course, there will be more opportunities to cooperate. Also, I would like to express gratitude to brotherly Afghanistan for supporting our just cause with respect to the settlement of conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Afghanistan was always very straightforward in the issues related to territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, always supported us, articulated on the level of high-ranking officials, president, foreign minister, other high-ranking officials that territorial integrity of Azerbaijan must be restored, and truth is on our side. And also, we felt that support during the time of the war, Afghanistan was among the first countries to publicly express support to Azerbaijan. We are very grateful for that and the people of Azerbaijan know it, they appreciate it and we consider it as a sign of brotherhood. At the same time we consider it as a sign of respect to international law. Because historical truth, historical justice is on our side, international law is on our side. Nagorno-Karabakh is integral part of Azerbaijan recognized by all the international community as such. And the restoration of territorial integrity, the victory in the Patriotic war of course, demonstrates the power of our country, demonstrates the will of Azerbaijani people, demonstrates that we implemented what we have said before. All the promises given to Azerbaijani people and commitment to put an end to war, to liberate the occupied territories have been fulfilled. So, now we are facing the new stage of development of Azerbaijan, stage of reconstruction and rehabilitation of the territories. Those video information was delivered about the devastation on the occupied territories. All our cities and villages are ruined, all our historical monuments destroyed, our cultural monuments have been completely demolished, our mosques have been ruined or they used it as a place to keep animals, thus, insulting the feelings of not only Azerbaijanis, but all the Muslims of the world. I think that all the Muslims of the world seeing those pictures, seeing those videos, would once again understand what an evil we were facing for so many years, and what achievement we made liberating our territories, freeing our lands and going back to our roots. Armenia, as you know, is making efforts to strengthen or to create in some cases relations with Muslim countries. But I am sure that all the Muslims of the world seeing those video images would send a very strong message to their government to refrain from any contacts with the country which destroys mosques, which keeps pigs in the mosques and which cultivates Islamophobia. There could be political interests, there could be some other kind of interests but I think that all the Muslims of the world must unite their voice and deliver a strong message to aggressor that what they have done is unacceptable and would not be forgotten by the Muslims. Saying that, once again, I would like to express gratitude to the brotherly people of Afghanistan who always was side by side with us, always was supporting us during the time of negotiations, during the time of occupation, during the war time and after war when we were celebrating our victory. Once again, welcome, we wish you a pleasant stay, I am sure you will feel yourself at home here.

Ambassador Amanullah Jayhoon:

Excellency Mr. President, first of all I would like to express my gratitude to you. It is a great honor for me to serve as an Ambassador of Afghanistan to Azerbaijan. I am very happy to come to Azerbaijan at an extremely beautiful time. I arrived in Azerbaijan after the war ended-on 13 November. That is, three days after the victory, after the end of the Armenian occupation. I came after the Azerbaijani people regained their own lands. This is great happiness for me, because Azerbaijan is experiencing a very important historical period.

Excellency Mr. President, for me it is an honor to be in Azerbaijan, and we are sure that Azerbaijan under your leadership, under your high command have achieved a great deal and Azerbaijan has become an important country because of its geographic location. It’s an important country for the regional connectivity. Regional connectivity is a vision of President Ashraf Ghani and Your Excellency had supported that vision. When I was coming, he instructed me to convey his greetings, his good wishes for your health and security and the prosperity of the people of Azerbaijan. And also, he instructed to congratulate you on the achievements that Azerbaijan achieved under your leadership. Excellency, as you said, Afghanistan and Azerbaijan have a long relationship. And this relationship always has been very good.

Iran urges US to return JCPOA
Iran urges US to return JCPOA
Iran to commit to JCPOA obligations - if Europe, US return - FM Zarif
Iran to commit to JCPOA obligations - if Europe, US return - FM Zarif
Iran may cancel additional protocol on nuclear deal -  Foreign Policy Commission
Iran may cancel additional protocol on nuclear deal - Foreign Policy Commission
Loading Bars
Israel reports 4,550 new COVID-19 cases, 593,578 in total
Iran's Marun Oil & Gas Production Company manufactures certain equipment
Iran to begin COVID-19 vaccinations in coming weeks: President Rouhani
France registers 23,924 new COVID-19 cases, 230 deaths in one day
Turkmenenergo to sign new contracts with foreign companies
7.0-magnitude quake hits South Shetland Islands: CENC
Turkey reports 5,856 new COVID-19 cases, 2,424,328 in total
After first phone call, UK PM Johnson looks forward to working with Biden
UK records another 33,552 coronavirus cases, 1,348 deaths
WHO reports over 600,000 new daily cases of COVID-19
Azerbaijani, Turkish FMs discuss pirate attack on ship
Top Spanish general resigns over allegations of vaccination queue-jumping
Pirates hijack Turkish ship off coast of Guinea, one person killed
BMB Trade Group and Uzbek Saffron Research Center discuss saffron cultivation and processing
Trend TV shares video report from plundered during Armenian occupation Azerbaijani Zangilan
Belarus, Kazakhstan seek closer cooperation in exchange trade
Management of Azerbaijan's State Oil Company being improved - Decree
New staff of Azerbaijani SOCAR's Supervisory Board approved
Georgia's external merchandise trade down 14.8% in 2020
Turkey halts flights from Brazil due to new COVID-19 variant
Gas pressure in Iran's South Pars gas field projected to decrease
Iran's gas processing potential to increase
Portugal holds presidential election as COVID-19 cases spiral
Italy reports 488 coronavirus deaths and 13,331 new cases
Italy to rethink vaccine roll out if supply problems persist
US broadcaster, journalist Larry King dies aged 87
Russia signs deal with Turkey on vaccine production
Azerbaijani MoF issues footage from Kalbajar district's Gamishli village (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Manat exchange rate against dollar to remain unchanged - Standard & Poor's
Bahar Azadi gold coin price again falling in Iran
Azerbaijan considering issues of regional schools damaged during Karabakh War
Iranian Energy Exchange announces products to be on sale on January 24
State subsidy to increase from 10 to 15 GEL per 50 kg of wheat flour in Georgia
Goods transit via Iran's Bileh Savar on rise
Tax authorities of Kyrgyzstan, Russia discuss launch of joint project
Japan's COVID-19 death toll exceeds 5,000 as total cases surpass 360,000
Indian gov't confirms outbreak of bird flu
Azerbaijani president expresses condolences to Ukranian counterpart
Bulgaria to ease some COVID-19 rules, restaurants closed for now
COVID-19 vaccine delays may slow wider Irish roll-out, says PM
Azerbaijan confirms 705 more COVID-19 recoveries
WHO office in Azerbaijan discusses project on preventing deaths from COVID-19 pandemic
Uzbek-Korean Uz-Kor Gas Chemical to buy spare parts for water purifier via tender
Georgia increases import of vehicles from Turkey
Geostat reveals volume of ferroalloys exported from Georgia to Turkey
Iran oil export never reached zero - Iran's Oil Minister
Azerbaijani expert talks impact of recycling old cars on traffic jams
Weekly review of highlights in Azerbaijani ICT sector
Uzbekistan’s Uzpromstroybank reveals plans for strategic dev’t in 2021
WHO chief thanks India, PM Modi for 'support to global Covid-19 response'
Yukselish competition organizes webinar presented by Azerbaijani president's assistant (PHOTO)
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for January 23
Azerbaijan shares footage from Ashaghy Maralyan village of Jabrayil district (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Turkmenistan taking measures to further increase volume of cotton production
Iran to increase Shiraz municipality budget
Azerbaijani oil prices fall
Georgia sees decrease in COVID-19 cases
Russia reports 20,921 coronavirus cases over day, record low since November 11
Iran-Iraq-Syria transit route would improve economy - Iran's Minister of Road
Azerbaijan and Turkey ink MoU to support SMEs (PHOTO)
Karabakh's geography allows developing various tourism products - Azerbaijan Tourism Board
Standard & Poor's upgrades Azerbaijan's credit rating outlook
Georgian import of medical products from Turkey down
Uzbekistan reveals COVID-19 data for January 23
Brazil President Bolsonaro thanks PM Modi for 'sanjeevni booti' against Covid with Hanuman pic
India's COVID-19 vaccine diplomacy shines in South Asia and beyond
Cooperation on North-South Corridor to be researched during Iran’s FMA visit to Azerbaijan
First Batch of COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive in Myanmar from India
Iranian currency rates for January 23
Joint dev't of Dostlug field to be commercially, technically attractive - Wood Mackenzie
Socio-economic situation in Armenia deteriorating - Azerbaijani MP
AstraZeneca to supply 31 million COVID-19 shots to EU in first quarter, a 60% cut
Iran and Cuba to increase production capacity of COVID-19 vaccine
Iran and Russia to increase transportation ties
One Year to Special Olympics World Winter Games Kazan 2022
Azerbaijan producing lubricants based on new components
Azerbaijan to soon start issuing lump-sum subsidies to orchard farmers
Cancelling SMS permits due to eased quarantine raises passenger traffic in Baku
Turkey halts flights from Brazil due to new COVID-19 variant
COVAX to purchase 40 mln doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine - WHO
Kazakhstan welcomes entry into force of Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Fitch downgrades three Georgian Banks' support ratings
Tax authorities of Kyrgyzstan, Russia discuss launch of joint project
Chinese Mission to EU condemns European Parliament for interfering in Hong Kong affairs
Dev't of "green" energy potential in Azerbaijan’s Karabakh region to attract investments
Denmark halts UAE flights for five days over COVID-19
UK business activity suffers steep slump in January amid fresh lockdown
Kazakhstan boosts exports volume to Canada amid COVID-19
Kenya Airways suspends flights to France, Netherlands due to COVID-19
Italy tells TikTok to block users after death of young girl
UK records another 40,261 coronavirus cases, 1,401 deaths
Canada's Trudeau presses Pfizer CEO on vaccine shortage, hints at travel crackdown
Swiss court finds Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz guilty of corruption
Georgian ski resorts remain closed
Kazakhstan increases volume of petroleum oil exported to Germany
Four men jailed for manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants in UK
Reports that Azerbaijani Minister of Sports fell into coma - not true
Turkey registers more than 5 967 new coronavirus cases
Iran has increased oil export - Minister
UAE confirms it inked $23 billion deal to buy F-35 jets, drones from U.S.
All news