Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend E.Huseynov / Currently Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan are jointly resolving most of strategically important issues, particularly energy and transport issues, humanitarian relations and economic co-operation, said the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, in his interview with Kazinform.
The President of Azerbaijan intends to make an official visit to Kazakhstan on 7-8 August. It will be Aliyev's second official visit to Astana since his election as President.
"It will be my second official visit to Kazakhstan," Aliyev said in his interview published by Kazakhstan's State agency on 6 August. "In addition, I have made a working visit to Kazakhstan, as well as participated in events of the international organizations in the Country. The fact that I will make second official visit to Astana in a short period testifies the importance of bilateral Azerbaijani-Kazakh relations which may be characterized as fast, reliable and fraternal," the President said.
According to the President, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan face many plans to transport energy resources of Caspian Sea. Recently a large grain terminal was opened in Baku and currently work is being carried out to put a new vegetable reservoir in Aktau. "All these projects result from the bilateral co-operation. It needs to note that they are made possible only through active political integration. Azerbaijan has good bilateral relations with Kazakhstan which define the implementation of large economic projects," Aliyev said.
According to the State Head of Azerbaijan, the documents signed up to now between Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan open broad prospects for co-operation. Currently several Inter-Governmental agreements are being devised for being signed in Astana. "I think that these agreements will further assist Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan in integration into the international community. I would like to mention that currently the bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan are transferring to a new stage. The territories of Azerbaijan are always open for transporting Kazakh energy resources to Europe," Aliyev stressed.