On July 7, the Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov held a meeting at the Foreign Ministry with the newly appointed Russian ambassador to Azerbaijan Republic Vasili Istratov. The Russian foreign minister presented the new ambassador the credential on departure to Azerbaijan which will be presented to the Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev, special correspondent of Trend in Moscow reports.
Polad Bulbul oglu, Azerbaijani ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Russian Federation, was also invited to the event.
During the meeting of the Russian foreign minister and the ambassadors of Azerbaijan and Russia, Sergey Lavrov noted that the Russian-Azerbaijani relations are at the high level and the new ambassador will make contribution to the strengthening of these relations. He noted that the trade turnover between the two countries is raising and it is a good indicator. Besides, Lavrov highly assessed the previous activity of Istratov, caaling him a high-level professional. His diplomatic experience will help the strengthening of the partner relations between Russia and Azerbaijan, told Russian foreign minister.
In his turn, the ambassador Polad Bulbul oglu pointed out that the appointment of the new Russian ambassador to Azerbaijan will allow to work with doubled energy, and the closely interaction of the ambassadors of the two countries will permit to more effectively fulfill the tasks of presidents and foreign ministers of Russia and Azerbaijan.