BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 7. President Ilham Aliyev touched on the possibility of Vietnamese companies’ involvement in reconstruction projects in the Azerbaijani territories liberated from occupation, and invited those companies to participate in these works, Trend reports.
The remark was made while President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev was receiving credentials of the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Dang Minh Khoi.
President Ilham Aliyev kindly recalled with pleasure his visit to Vietnam and the meetings held there, saying that this visit made an important contribution to the development of bilateral relations. The head of state noted that there was good cooperation between Azerbaijan and Vietnam on a bilateral level and on a multilateral basis within international organizations.
President Ilham Aliyev said that Azerbaijan highly appreciated the fact that Vietnam, as a member state of the Non-Aligned Movement and a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, stood with the country along with other members of the Non-Aligned Movement to prevent adoption of anti-Azerbaijan statements within international organizations, in particular, the UN Security Council during the Patriotic War in 2020.
President Ilham Aliyev also touched on the importance of reforming the UN Security Council, and in this regard, he stressed the need for providing a permanent seat at the UN Security Council to a country chairing the Non-Aligned Movement on a rotating basis. Emphasizing that Azerbaijan's chairmanship of the Non-Aligned Movement will end in 2023, the head of state said that the main goal was to establish a working mechanism that would apply to the members who would take over the chairmanship after Azerbaijan. The President noted that such an approach will only reflect international justice. The head of the state also said that the Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement Contact Group would be held in Azerbaijan next month.
Emphasizing the very good relations between Azerbaijan and Vietnam in the field of education, President Ilham Aliyev said that a large number of Vietnamese students studied in Azerbaijan during the Soviet era. The head of state recalled his Vietnam visit, which included the meeting with the Vietnamese alumni of Azerbaijan's higher education institutions whom the Azerbaijani leader invited to the country for a visit. He noted with pleasure that the visit had taken place.