Baku, April 2, AZERTAC
Following the official welcoming ceremony, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Vice President, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum have held an expanded meeting.
President Ilham Aliyev said:
- Your Highness, dear guests,
I’d like to welcome you sincerely to Azerbaijan. We attach very big importance to your visit. I am sure the visit will strengthen brotherly relations between our countries. We have very active political dialogue, cooperate actively in international organizations. We are very grateful for the support your country is showing us in UN, Islamic Cooperation Organization. Azerbaijan, in its turn, always supports your country in all the international institutions. Therefore strong political relations based on brotherly relations between our peoples and also active political dialogue today create a very special format of bilateral partnership.
Off course, issues related to economic cooperation, investment, are also very important. We are glad the first foreign office of your Chamber of Commerce was established in Baku three years ago. There is a good opportunity for mutual investments, different projects, creation of joint ventures, off course, tourism. As you probably know many people from Azerbaijan are visiting your beautiful country. We hope that tourists from your country will also be visiting us more frequently. So the format of cooperation is very broad. I am sure that members of delegations will have a chance also to exchange views on particular projects. I’d like to welcome you sincerely once again, and wish you a pleasant stay in Azerbaijan.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said:
- Thank you very much. We received a warm welcome. We are very happy to be here in this beautiful country to make our relationship even wider and better. So this is very important to us to see your country and to look around. So we can learn from each other.
Thank you very much for having us here.