Novruz Mammadov: Links of Iran and Azerbaijan at high level

Politics Materials 21 December 2005 15:18 (UTC +04:00)

Links between Azerbaijan and Iran in political, economic and other spheres are at the high level and will develop further, the head of the foreign relations department of the Azerbaijan’s president executive office Novruz Mammadov told Trend exclusively, commenting on the results of the talks between the presidents of Azerbaijan and Iran held in Nakhchevan.

According to Mammadov, a broad exchange of opinions in regard to the bilateral relations and the issues of their development took place. В"It has been noted, our countries have very close historical bonds, we are fraternal people and our historical, religious, cultural and other ties have deep roots. Along with this, one of the major factors is our neighborhood, which requires even larger development of collaboration. From this point of view the cooperation between the two countries in various fields is at the high level and it has been noted again, their results are available. The projects, implemented between the two countries really serve the mutual interests of the both countries”, he said.

The official spokesman said, during consultations no specific decisions have been taken, but it has been dwelt upon that the both sides are interested in developing of ties in all aspects. В"And in this respect the presidents noted that heads of various structures, companies and institutions, ministers will be given instructions to develop relations, to study possibilities for economic cooperation and submit relevant proposals”, Mammadov was quoted as saying.

Mammadov appreciated highly the commencement of the Iranian gas deliveries to Nakhchevan, which is in blockade for many years. According to him, gas will be received by over 4,000 consumers, soon this figure will grow to 11000-12000, later to 42,000.