Baku, May 30 AZERTAC
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received National Security Advisor of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Hanif Atmar.
The head of state recalled the visit of President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and hailed it as successful and fruitful .
President Ilham Aliyev said very good relations were established between the two countries at the level of heads of state. The President touched upon the discussions with the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and said he was deeply impressed with the steps taken by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to strengthen security in Afghanistan and maintain the country's development as well as his remarks about the future of Afghanistan. President Ilham Aliyev hailed friendly and fraternal relations between the two countries and said Azerbaijan would always stand by Afghanistan. The head of state stressed the importance of the visit of the National Security Advisor of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Hanif Atmar in terms of continuing the discussions on the development of the existing relations and cooperation between the two countries.
Mohammad Hanif Atmar conveyed greetings and best wishes of President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to the head of state. He said President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani as first President was proud of his meeting with the President of Azerbaijan. Mohammad Hanif Atmar said his country`s President highly appreciated the role of President Ilham Aliyev in strengthening unity among Islamic countries.
They exchanged views over the prospects of cooperation between the two countries in various areas.
The head of state expressed gratitude for the greetings of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and asked the National Security Advisor to communicate his greetings to the Afghan leader.