The positive character of the Russian-Azerbaijani interaction is a factor of geopolitical stability in the all region, Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, stated at an opening ceremony of the Russias Year in Azerbaijan on Tuesday, Trend reports.
According to Putin, the sides are to look for and carry out new perspective models of cooperation, more favorable use of both the bilateral opportunities and integration processes at the post-soviet area.
Touching upon the Russian national exhibition opened in Baku, Putin said that it would be not only show of modern Russian achievements, but also new impulse for equal right and mutually profitable cooperation of historically close countries and nations, who maintained good succession during centuries and transmitted traditions from generation to generation.
The Russian President voiced assurance that the program of the Russias Year in Azerbaijan would be no less popular and interesting than the Azerbaijans Year in Russia, which was held in 2005. The Azerbaijans Year in Russia showed how close the fates of our nations were, how strong was their will to live in peace and harmony with each other, co-assist to development, enrich each other. It is not surprising. Russians and Azerbaijanis showed ability of mutual understanding, acquisition of spiritual values of distinctive cultures, mutual respect and tolerance in national and interreligious relations, he said.
According to Putin, the sides achieved solution of large-scaled economic tasks, including, the Caspian oil field construction and development of the Siberian fields. He voiced interest in strengthening of single humanitarian sphere, development of the relations between youth organizations, expansion of ties in science and education. Touching upon the first forum of the CIS creative and scientific intelligentsia planned in Moscow in the spring, Putin underlined that this event would be starting point for joint humanitarian projects, opening of common markets of education, scientific and cultural services at the CIS space, human resources in the all CIS countries.
The Russian President also noted that the first international festival of Russian books would be held in Baku soon and become one of the remarkable events of the Russias Year in Azerbaijan.