Envoy: friendly Tehran-Baku ties indicate leaders' strong will
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 17
By Farhad Daneshvar - Trend:
On the eve of the New Iranian Year (starting March 21), Tehran's envoy to Baku, Mohsen Pak Ayeen has hailed the improvement of ties between the neighboring states.
Pak Ayeen said that the improvement of ties between Tehran and Baku indicates the strong political will of the presidents of Iran and Azerbaijan for the expansion of bilateral ties, the embassy's press office said.
Relations between Tehran and Baku have significantly improved and both countries have been benefited from the expansion of ties in the current Iranian year.
Speaking about benefits that Tehran and Baku have reaped over the current Iranian year, he said the friendly ties between Tehran and Baku is considered as a symbol of win-win diplomacy.
He said that great efforts made by the officials from both countries during numerous visits to Tehran and Baku have led to clinching about 20 documents on cooperation.
The envoy added that many experts suggest that President Ilham Aliyev's recent visit to Iran shows the strengthened will of the presidents of both countries to expand bilateral ties.
Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev concluded his visit to Iran in late February, which took place on the invitation of Iran's President Hassan Rouhani. The high-level official visit resulted in conclusion of documents covering various areas of cooperation between Tehran and Baku.
Pak Ayeen described a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Iran and Azerbaijan for completing the North-South corridor and connecting the railways of Iran and Azerbaijan as the most important joint project between the two neighboring countries.
Synchronizing the electricity networks of Iran and Russia through Azerbaijan and a project for constructing a power plant were among the significant developments in the ties, the ambassador added.
Further speaking about close ties between Tehran and Baku he added that, Shahin Mustafayev, Azerbaijan's economy minister, led the second major economic delegation that arrived in Tehran following the removal of international sanctions against the Islamic Republic in January.
Mohsen Pak Ayeen touched upon cooperation between the border services of Iran and Azerbaijan hailing the high level of security along the borders of the two neighboring countries.
He also praised efforts made by Iran's Consul General in Nakhchivan Mansour Airom aimed at improving ties.