On October 31, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev met in the “Ulduz” palace with the delegation of the Russian Federation led by Chairman of the Council of Federations of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Sergey Mironov arrived to attend the inauguration ceremony of the newly elected President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Warmly greeting the guests President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev noted that in Azerbaijan people cherish friendly relations established by President of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev and President of Russia Vladimir Putin and emphasized that “we will do our best to continue this policy”. As President Ilham Aliyev noted, there are no alternatives to this policy, two presidents opened a new stage in Azerbaijan-Russia relations. Friendly and good neighboring ties between the two countries, will be further developed and succession in this issue will be preserved.
Head of the Azerbaijani State also stressed the significance of continuation of mutually beneficial relations in the economy, culture and between the parliaments of both countries.
Having congratulated Ilham Aliyev on his election as President of Azerbaijan, chairman of the Council of Federations of the Federative Assembly of the Russian Federation Sergey Mironov said that relations between two countries are dynamically developing. The foundation of these mutually beneficial relations, the guest stressed, was laid by Presidents of Azerbaijan and Russia. Today, the two states cooperate in many spheres of politics, economy, and counterterrorism. Speaking on the relationship between the parliamentarians of both countries, Russian guest noted that they are developing rapidly and increasingly. He also pointed out to the attention paid in Azerbaijan to citizens of Russian origin, which makes Azerbaijan different from some countries of the former USSR and to preservation of the Russian language.
The meeting was attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Igor Ivanov, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Russia Ramiz Rizayev, RF Ambassador to Azerbaijan Nikolay Ryabov.
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