Baku, October 26, AZERTAC
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received the credentials of newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of Bangladesh Allama Siddiki.
Ambassador Allama Siddiki reviewed a guard of honor.
Allama Siddiki presented his credentials to President Ilham Aliyev.
President Ilham Aliyev then had a conversation with the ambassador.
Saying Azerbaijan and Bangladesh enjoyed very good political relations, the head of state hailed the importance of the two countries' mutual support within international organizations.
President Ilham Aliyev underlined the two countries' close cooperation within the UN and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and expressed his gratitude to the Bangladeshi government for supporting the establishment of the Contact Group on Armenia's aggression against Azerbaijan at the OIC Summit held in Istanbul this year.
Pointing to Azerbaijan-Bangladesh economic cooperation, the head of state hailed lots of opportunities to increase the volume of bilateral trade. He noted the significance of relations between the two countries' businessmen and pointed out the necessity of exploring opportunities in this field. President Ilham Aliyev underlined the significance of establishing regular contacts in order to develop cooperation between the two countries.
Ambassador Allama Siddiki conveyed the greetings and best wishes of President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid to President Ilham Aliyev. Describing Bangladesh and Azerbaijan as two fraternal countries, ambassador Allama Siddiki pointed to his country's love to Azerbaijan, its people and culture. He noted that they are aware of Azerbaijan's ancient history, as well as the country's historical role.
Ambassador Allama Siddiki paid tribute to Azerbaijani national leader Heydar Aliyev, and highlighted his role in the formation of the national spirit of the people of Azerbaijan. He noted that the years of his leadership marked a remarkable period in the history of Azerbaijan. On the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Bangladeshi Ambassador underlined his country's support for the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. Ambassador Siddiki expressed his confidence that under the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev Azerbaijan will continue to develop, strengthen its geostrategic position and play a more important role.
President Ilham Aliyev thanked for the greetings and best wishes of President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid, and asked the ambassador to extend his greetings to the Bangladeshi head of state.