BAKU, Azerbaijan, December 8. The joint statement agreed between the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia is a demonstration of mutual political will for advancing a peace agenda and normalizing relations between the two countries, President Ilham Aliyev said, as he received Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić, Trend reports.
The head of state emphasized that the Council of Europe is also a very good platform for fostering confidence-building processes between the two nations.
During the conversation, they placed emphasis on the need for constructive dialogue and relations between the parliamentary delegations of Azerbaijan and Armenia at PACE. Furthermore, they noted that the practical cooperation between Azerbaijan and the Council of Europe has seen a great progress.
They discussed cooperation in the process of intercultural dialogue between Azerbaijan and the Council of Europe, emphasizing the crucial importance of sustaining this cooperation. The appreciation of Council of Europe's participation as a partner in traditional intercultural dialogue forum held in Azerbaijan as well as the appointment of a dedicated representative within the Council of Europe to counteract trends of Islamophobia was noted at the meeting.