German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stressed their interests in the development of economic co-operation after a meeting in Berlin on February 15th. "We take much interest in the expansion of economic relationships between the countries, the German Chancellor stated, Trend reports citing ITAR TASS.
According to Ms Merkel, the Head of the Government of Germany, a country which is currently chairing the European Union, Azerbaijan can assist the EU in ensuring energy security. In this respect there are several variations, as the construction of new oil pipelines are underway.
President Aliyev is for intensifying the EU's mediation in talks on the Iranian Nuclear Program. He also voiced his support to further development of Azerbaijan's relationships with the EU, assuring fulfillment of obligations set by the EU's European Neighborhood Policy.