Today, at a press-conference, answering a question concerning the results of the Russian Year in Azerbaijan in 2006, which was given by Trend Correspondent to Moscow, Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister said that arrangements within the Year of Russia in Azerbaijan, became the cultural holiday, holiday of art, where concerts, exhibitions, meetings with art intellectuals, are held.
This form of partnership, cooperation, and friendly relations with Azerbaijan should be developed in all way possible, said the Russian Minister, and added that the new way of holding years of one country in another one was extremely useful, both with Azerbaijan and Armenia, as well as with other countries.
We shall keep this ongoing. And those are not formal arrangements with boring faces, artificial smiles, and long speeches at all, said Mr. Lavrov.
The Head of the Russian Foreign Office considers that an agreement on humanitarian cooperation approved within CIS, including Azerbaijan, is a very important and useful decision.