7 AZERBAIJANI вЂ"BULGARIAN DOCUMENTS SIGNED IN SOFIA
Seven bilateral agreements were signed in the framework of the official visit of the AzerbaijanвЂ™s President Ilham Aliyev to Sofia on 23 September 2005, Trend reports.
At the joint news conference after signing the documents Presidents of Azerbaijan and Bulgaria, Ilham Aliyev and Georgi Pyrvanov voiced satisfaction by the negotiations held.
The Presidents stated that during the meetings issues of bilateral political economic and other relations development were discussed, exchange of opinions on issues of the regional and international character, on the process of the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement was held.
It was noted, the established personal friendly relations between the heads of the states affect positively on the general development of the inter-state relations.
Pyrvanov said in a statement, the present level of the economic cooperation do not correspond to the available potential of the both sides.
Along with this, it was noted, the goods turnover grew for the last year from $7 million till almost $100 million, and according to the President of Bulgaria, it is due to solution of transport and communication problems and exchange of business information. According to him, simplification of visa procedures
between the two countries, as well as signed in Sofia on 23 September documents of economic character will promote larger development of links.
Touching upon the Nagorno-Karabakh problem, Pyrvanov said, Bulgaria comes out for the peaceful solution of the conflict based on international laws.
Aliyev appreciated highly the Memorandum signed by the heads of the states in regard to integration into the Euro-Atlantic Space.
According to him, the cooperation in this field is one of the basic uniting factors between Azerbaijan and Bulgaria.
President of Azerbaijan underscored, political views of the both countries coincide and it needs to be spread on other spheres.
In the evening Ilham Aliyev met with the Prime Minister of Bulgaria Sergey Stanishev, the Speaker of the Parliament Georgy Pirinski, attended the University of the National and the World Economy and strolled along the Baku street in Sofia.