Azerbaijani President Says Relations between Azerbaijan and Belarus Result in a Serious Partnership Level
Azerbaijan, Baku/ Trend , corr. A. Ismayilova/ Azerbaijan's President, Ilham Aliyev, stated in Baku today that relations between Azerbaijan and Belasrus are at a new level of serious partnership.
During the joint press-conference with the Byelorussian leader, Alexander Lukashenko, Mr. Aliyev noted that the countries negotiated on the fuel and energy direction adding that the parties had similar approaches to this issue. " Azerbaijan is turning into a large-scale hydrocarbons exporter. Therefore, cooperation in the diversification of hydrocarbons supplies has already represented a more efficient use and development of our natural resources," said Mr. Aliyev.
He noted that there was political consent in the issue of cooperation, between the two countries in the energy sector. Today specialists should determine the commercial aspect of possible projects, and if it turns out that it will be of mutually beneficial, economically, then the two countries will begin working in this direction.
The Head of the Azerbaijani State mentioned Byelorussian companies' interests toward Azerbaijani oil fields. He said that Azerbaijan welcomed it and consultations concerning these companies' participation in different oil projects in Azerbaijan had been already started.
He said that the first signs of taking action, which had been scheduled at a presidential level during the official visit of the Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev, to Belarus in autumn, 2007, had already seen
For his part, the Byelorussian President, Alexander Lukashenko spoke positively about Baku and the President of Azerbaijan. "The Azerbaijani President is a man, who will never give up and say anything behind one's back. I am very happy that this person inherits the best qualities of my friend Heydar Aliyev," stated the President of Belarus.
He said that there were no topics in the field of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Belarus. " Azerbaijan has found a good and strong support, as well as good and faithful friends for itself in the centre of Europe. We could find the same in South Caucasus. There is no abusive politics in our bilateral relations. We have everything we need to move ahead," said Mr. Lukashenko.