Azerbaijani President receives former French PM VIDEO
Baku, March 13 (AZERTAC). President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today received former Prime Minister of France Dominique de Villepin.
The former Premier congratulated President Ilham Aliyev on Azerbaijan`s high economic development rate.
Touching upon economic growth in Azerbaijan, Dominique de Villepin said they wished Europe would achieve such important results too.
He hailed the role of Azerbaijan in the region, saying the country plays the role of a bridge between the East and the West and considers secular values as a priority for society.
The former French PM said his country was interested in developing partnership ties with Azerbaijan.
President Ilham Aliyev noted along with development of the economy, Azerbaijan also attached great importance to its diversification.
The Head of State said France was one of the important partners for Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijani leader noted the two countries had strong political relations.
Touching upon development of the economic ties, President Ilham Aliyev said both countries were interested in boosting the bilateral cooperation on this front.