On Tuesday Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev left for Japan with an official visit, Trend reports. Mehriban Aliyeva, the first lady, accompanies the head of state in the tour.
From the airport the Azerbaijani president went to a special residence.
Novruz Mammadov the head of the Foreign Relationships Department of the Presidents Apparat, told Trend that during the visit from 7 to 10 March the Azerbaijani president will hold a number of bilateral meetings, including talks with the Japanese Emperor and Prime Minister, to hold exchange of opinions on issues of mutual interest.
Moreover, the Azerbaijani president intends to heads of big Japanese companies, including Itochu and Inpex, the president of the International Agency for Cooperation, heads of the Azerbaijani-Japanese league of interparliamentary friendship.
Aliyev will participate in some events, including the Azerbaijani-Japanese economic forum with the participation of heads of some official bodies and businessmen from Azerbaijan.
As a result of result of talks the sides are expected to sign bilateral documents. The Japanese Prime Minister and the Azerbaijani President will issue a joint statement and there will be signed a memorandum on cooperation between the Foreign Ministries, as well as agreement on technical economic cooperation.
Earlier Azer Huseyn, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan to Azerbaijan, told Trend the President has a rich visit program, he said. President Aliyev and his spouse, Mehriban Aliyeva will be received by the Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Mitiko. The President is also scheduled to have talks in large with the Japanese Prime Minister Dzuintiro Kiodzumi, and after the talks it is planned to sign bilateral documents.
Aliyev will deliver a lecture at the Institute of International Relationships with the participation of prominent political figures, representatives of business circles of Japan and ambassadors of foreign countries. The president also met with heads of several big Japanese companies, members of the Japanese-Azerbaijani parliamentary friendship group and visit he newly opened Azerbaijani embassy in Japan.