BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 7. This is indeed the first time in history that the President of Timor-Leste has visited Azerbaijan. I am sure that this is an important step that will ensure the successful continuation of friendly relations, an effective cooperation and partnership between our countries, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said, receiving President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Jose Ramos-Horta, Trend reports.
"In addition, I would like to express my gratitude for the high level of representation of your country at the recently held Summit-level Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement. The meeting was very successful and once again demonstrated the solidarity between the member states.
I would also like to express my gratitude to the support of Azerbaijan’s chairmanship and our initiatives aimed at strengthening the cooperation between our member states and protecting their interests.
Our countries are located far from each other, but I believe that this should not prevent our cooperation in various fields. While there is cooperation at the political level, we should consider opportunities in other areas as well. Of course, your visit to Azerbaijan creates an opportunity to discuss broad issues of mutual interest," President Ilham Aliyev said.