President of Azerbaijan
Ilham Aliyev has met Chief Executive Officer and President of Statoil Helge Lund, state-run AzerTAj informaton agency reported.
Mr. Lund hailed the Azerbaijan-Statoil cooperation, describing it as long-standing and successful.
The Statoil CEO praised President Ilham Aliyev`s contribution to deepening the bilateral cooperation between the country and the company.
Mr. Lund said Statoil attached particular emphasis to cooperation with Azerbaijan.
"Cooperating with Azerbaijan is one of the key priorities of our strategy," he noted.
President Ilham Aliyev said Azerbaijan and Statoil enjoyed effective cooperation, expressing confidence it would further develop.
The Azerbaijani leader praised Statoil`s participation in exploration of the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli field and the company`s making investment in the country.