Baku, April 27, AZERTAC
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received Minister of Culture and Information of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Adel bin Zaid Al-Toraifi.
Adel bin Zaid Al-Toraifi extended the greetings and best wishes of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King of Saudi Arabia Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to the head of state. He said he was happy to attend the 7th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations on instructions of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
President Ilham Aliyev recalled his official visit to Saudi Arabia one year ago, and hailed hospitality shown by King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to him and his delegation. The head of state described the visit as a sign of robust ties between the two countries. President Ilham Aliyev said Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia were close friends and partners, adding that the two countries have always supported each other. The head of state said the high-level representation of Saudi Arabia at the 7th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations was evidence of the importance attached by the Kingdom to the event and a sign of the two countries` friendly ties.
President Ilham Aliyev thanked for the greetings of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and asked the Saudi Minister to extend his greetings and best wishes to King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.