The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, had a meeting with the President of the George Soros foundation during the Davos Forum, Trend reports.
Mr. Soros shared opinions on ongoing developments in Azerbaijan, prospects for the country's further development, and voiced his satisfaction with these processes. At the same time he took an interest in the President's opinion regarding this and asked for an agenda for implementation. President Aliyev in his turn informed of further directions of developments in Azerbaijan.
The talks focused on the direction of Azerbaijan's foreign policy in Europe and Eurasia and mulled over regional issues. Mr. Soros voiced his approval of initiatives carried out in Azerbaijan; including the extractive industry transparency initiative implemented in participation with the Oil Fund and noted that it will serve as a model for many world countries.
President Aliyev spoke about measures taken in Azerbaijan in the area of education and poverty reduction. Appraising the continuation of activities in this direction Mr. Soros voiced his wish to co-operate with the Azerbaijan Government.