Nakhchivan, August 15, AZERTAC
“Nakhchivan region has great potential. It has ancient history and modern infrastructure,” said Chinese ambassador to Azerbaijan Wei Jinghua during his visit to Nakhchivan. “Despite various difficulties the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic has constantly developed is economy and protected its stability,” said the ambassador, adding that this was his first visit to Nakhchivan.
“The main purpose of my visit here is to get better acquainted with the Autonomous Republic. Nakhchivan is the motherland of Azerbaijani national leader Heydar Aliyev. Apart from being the leader of the Azerbaijani nation, Heydar Aliyev was also a great friend of the Chinese people. I recall very well when Heydar Aliyev made his first visit to China back in 1994 and held a number of fruitful meetings in our country. It was at that time when the foundations of cooperation between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Azerbaijan were laid. This is why when I was coming here, I thought that I am also travelling to Heydar Aliyev’s motherland,” he said.
The Chinese ambassador hailed cooperation between Nakhchivan and China. Jinghua said Chinese companies engaged in the communications sector and automobile production in Nakhchivan. This, according to the ambassador, was indicative of Nakhchivan`s openness for investments. “President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev visited the People’s Republic of China last year and discussed with the Chinese leadership the issues of bilateral cooperation in a host of fields. So we are trying to help the regions of Azerbaijan, including Nakhchivan build wide relations with China.”
Jinghua said that despite his visit was short, only two days, he managed to gather important information about the region’s potential. “I am confident that this visit will play a crucial role in my further activity, and, in mutual cooperation between Nakhchivan, and Azerbaijan, in general, and the People’s Republic of China,” added Ambassador Jinghua.