Azer Gasimov, the Press-Secretary of the Azerbaijan President, said during the today press-briefing dedicated to the results of the state visit of Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev to France that the joint declaration signed between the Azerbaijan and French Presidents, Ilham Aliyev and Jacques Chiraque indicates the fact about the intention of the latter to pay an official visit to Baku in the first half of 2007, Trend reports.
According to him, relations between Azerbaijan and France are developing very successfully in all directions вЂ" political, economic, humanitarian, and cultural. A great importance was attached to the visit of the Azerbaijan President to France. Every year France receives not more than three state visits. Last year, the Country received two state visits. President Aliyev has paid a state visit to France and it speaks once more about the importance the French party attached to the visit.
The countries are successfully holding a political dialogue with each other. The Armenian-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was discussed during the visit as well. As it was indicated in the joint declaration, France supports the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and that is extremely important, said Mr. Gasimov.
The negotiations on economic issues held within the visit brought their positive results as well. Particularly, the Azerbaijan party concluded an agreement on buying 6 Airbuses. French companies showed a great interest to the visit. Practical steps are expected to be taken in the issue on development of economic relations between the two countries, in the non-oil sector in particular.