Afshar Suleymani, Iran Ambassador to Azerbaijan, said during the celebrating ceremony of the 29th anniversary of the Islamic revolution in Iran being held in Baku today that relations between Azerbaijan and Iran successfully develop in all spheres, Trendreports.
The Iranian diplomat said that over the past year, the scope of trade and economic relations between the two countries increased by 30%. He marked the development in the fields of culture and sport. According to him, many high-level visits important to the both countries took place in 2006. The visits played an important role in the issue on development of cooperation, signing of numerous of bilateral agreements in such spheres in energy and transport, in particular.
Mr. Suleymani expressed his satisfaction with cooperation between the two countries both within regional and international organizations, particularly the Islamic Conference and ECO (Economic Cooperation Organization).
The Iranian Ambassador said that Iran attached a particular importance to cooperation with Muslim, particularly Muslim neighbouring countries; however, at the same time it treats Christian countries with respect.
In his speech, Ziyafat Asgarov, Azerbaijan First Vice-Speaker noted the good potential for bilateral cooperation between the two countries in economic, trade, cultural, and other spheres.
According to him, 70 Azerbaijan-Iranian interstate agreements have been signed up to date. Most of them do work.