Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend , corr S.Agazade / Pope Benedict XVI plans to pay an official visit in Azerbaijan.
Elchin Amirbayov, the Azerbaijani Ambassador to the Vatican, stated that prior to the Pontiff's visit to Azerbaijan, several high ranking officials from the Vatican will visit Azerbaijan this year, namely the State Secretary of the Vatican, Cardinal Tarchizio Bertone and the Foreign Minister, Dominik Mamberti.
The arrangements for the visit have been discussed frequently with officials of the Vatican and were included in the business scheduled for the head of the Government and the Foreign Minister. Both visits will take place this year. "As Ambassador to the Vatican, I am interested in the development of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and the Vatican and the mutual visits could play an important role in this issue," he stated. and the mutual visits could play an important role in this issue," he stated.