Baku, March 9, AZERTAC
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with President of the Republic of Montenegro Filip Vujanovic.
Montenegrin President Filip Vujanovic expressed his satisfaction with the development of strong and high-level friendly relations between the two countries, and thanked President Ilham Aliyev for supporting the development of the bilateral ties. Recalling President Ilham Aliyev`s and his own visits as well as their meetings, Filip Vujanovic noted that these trips created the basis for the future development of the bilateral relations. Noting that there were good opportunities for expanding the economic cooperation, Filip Vujanovic stressed the importance of many agreements signed between the two countries. President Filip Vujanovic hailed Azerbaijan State Oil Company`s investment in his country, adding that Montenegro was interested in cooperation with SOCAR. Saying his country attaches great importance to participation in the Southern Gas Corridor project, the Montenegrin President noted the significance of this project in developing cooperation among continents and regions. Filip Vujanovic added that this project was “the project of the century” in the true sense of the word.
The head of state expressed satisfaction with the establishment of the friendly ties between the two countries, and stressed the importance of high-level reciprocal visits in terms of strengthening these relations. The President said the decisions, which were adopted as part of the trips, were successfully executed. President Ilham Aliyev noted that the work continues to expand the bilateral cooperation in a variety of fields, including investment making. Noting that the Southern Gas Corridor project has already become a reality, the head of state lauded the active participation of the Montenegrin delegation in the second meeting of the project`s Advisory Council recently held in Baku, and underlined the significance of the Joint Declaration signed by delegations of 11 countries as well as the European Commission as part of the meeting.
The sides noted that the 4th Global Baku Forum turned into an international discussion place, adding that the interest in the event has increased. The presidents expressed confidence that the forum would create good opportunities for discussing ongoing developments in the world and the region.