PRIVATE MEETING OF AZERBAIJAN PRESIDENT ILHAM ALIYEV WITH PRESIDENT OF GERMANY HORST KOEHLER
During the conversation, President Horst Koehler highly valued the Azerbaijani leader’s first official visit to Germany stressing it would have a positive impact on the development of bilateral relations, in particular, promote intensification of the economic cooperation between the two countries.
Expressing deep satisfaction with the hospitality shown to him during this visit, President Ilham Aliyev pointed out the importance of intensifying the efforts to more expand the cooperation between Azerbaijan and Germany.
During the meeting held in sincere and warm atmosphere, the parties also exchange views on the Azerbaijan- Germany cooperation in the framework of international organizations, integration of Azerbaijan into the European structures, German investors in Azerbaijan economy and other issues.
The two Presidents especially touched on the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. Mr. Horst Koehler stated in this connection that Germany completely supports territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and will adhere to this position in the future. Germany as the OSCE member will intensify its efforts concerning the problem, he said.
President Ilham Aliyev highly valued Germany’s stance on the issue, and expressed his deep gratitude to Mr. Koehler. The Head of the Azerbaijan State invited the German President to pay an official visit to Azerbaijan. The invitation was accepted with pleasure.