Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev met with the chairman of the Board of Directors of Itochu Corp., Unichiro Niva, on Friday with in the framework of his official visit to Japan, Trend reports in reference AzTV television channel.
During the meeting Niva with satisfaction remembered his meeting with former late Azerbaijani President Heydar Aliyev in 1998 in the course of the Winter Olympic Games in Nagan and stressed his companys strong interest in expansion of business in Azerbaijan. The current visit by the Azerbaijani President to Tokyo opened new perspectives for the boosting cooperation between the two countries.
Recalling his first visit to Japan in 1996 the Azerbaijani leaders stressed that the visit by former President Heydar Aliyev to Tokyo and the agreements signed during the visit gave impetus to the development of the Azerbaijani-Japanese relationships.
After Aliyev held a meeting with the President of Inpex Corp., Kunihiro Matsua. The head of the company appreciated the result of the Azerbaijani-Japanese economic forum and underlined that over the past two year Azerbaijan has achieved considerable successes in the sphere of economic progress. Matsua noted that in autumn 2005 the Azerbaijani embassy in Tokyo played a considerable role in the expansion of the bilateral bonds.
Besides, the Azerbaijani President received the chairman of the Japanese Bank for International Cooperation, Kuosuke Sinozava to discuss the perspective for development of cooperation in the financial sector.
Azerbaijani President continues his official visit to Japan.