Russia, Moscow / Trend , corr. R. Aghayev/ Mikhail Grishankov, a Member of the State Duma (Russia's Parliament), First Deputy of the Chairman of the Committee for Security of the Russian Parliament, has said that Russia and Azerbaijan has huge reserves to reinforce their bilateral relations.
According to him, Azerbaijan is a wonderful country, where he has many close friends. He said that because of this, he had entered the Inter-Parliamentarian Friendship Group between the two countries.
Giving his estimation of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Russia, Mr. Grishankov stated that over the past 15 years, many things have taken place, both the countries have developed in their own way, but there has always been a priority to maintain good neighbourly relations as well as close and friendly ties with each other. "They both should be among the nations and political leaders, irrespective of whether these are MPs or representatives of the Executive Power. I am confident that we are able to cement and develop our relations both economically and in other spheres. It goes without saying that kind, friendly, and warm relations between the leaders of our countries, Russian President, Vladimir Putin and his Azerbaijani counterpart, Ilham Aliyev may become a good example for warm and sincere relations," said the Russian MP.
Touching upon Azerbaijan's policy toward Russia, Mr. Grishankov stated that it would be stupid to compare the Azerbaijani policy with the corresponding policies of some other CIS member-states. According to him, attempts from some neighbouring states to confront Russia, and discriminate against our country have not brought any positive results to anyone.
"The sad situation is that the people suffer from it. Politicians make their one-minute decisions and solve their tasks, but their economy and people are left in a poor state. I had the opportunity to study in Tbilisi in 1990-1991, and I witnessed negativity, nationalism, even during the Soviet Period, which destroyed the consciousness of the people, and who has suffered from it? It was just the Georgians. Therefore, I consider that common sense should take over, and those historical lessons, the very one Georgia has experienced, should not be forgotten, That is why, I think that the total confrontation to any positive actions taken by Russia, the blackening of any measures taken by our country, including rather constructive ones do not have any perspective. Therefore, in this respect, I appreciate the wisdom which Azerbaijani leaders possess, and this always pleases me," concluded the Member of the State Duma, First Deputy of the Chairman of the Committee for Security of the Russian Parliament.