BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 2. The current level of Azerbaijan-Italy relationship based on mutual trust and good traditions is satisfying, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said in a congratulatory letter addressed to Italian President Sergio Mattarella on the occasion of June 2 - Republic Day, Trend reports.
"Our strong political ties constitute a foundation of steadily developing cooperation in trade, economic, energy, educational, cultural and other fields and multifaceted strategic partnership. And it, for its part, serves the interests of our states and peoples and bring them even closer to each other.
Italy is a major trade partner of Azerbaijan. We are pleased with our steadily developing effective activity in the economic field. Our successful and lasting cooperation in the energy sector forms one of its integral parts. I am happy that our joint steps in this direction contribute to the energy security of Europe and, at the same time, cements Azerbaijan-Italy cooperation," President Ilham Aliyev said in the letter.