BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 30. This visit will give a new impetus to the development of bilateral relations and strategic partnership between Bulgaria and Azerbaijan, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said during a dinner hosted on behalf of Caretaker Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria Galab Donev in honor of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, Trend reports.
"As a matter of fact, we have viewed each other as strategic partners for many years, for seven years now, and we are literally seeing the results of this close cooperation. We are observing good results in the field of trade. Although the full indicators are not quite satisfactory yet, our trade has more than doubled this year.
During the day, I will meet with the heads of leading companies of Bulgaria to define a more practical basis for our potential cooperation. Given that energy security is currently at the top of the global agenda, of course, cooperation between Bulgaria and Azerbaijan in this field is in the center of our attention," the head of state said.