VISIT OF AZERBAIJAN PRESIDENT ILHAM ALIYEV TO SLOVAKIA
PRESIDENT OF AZERBAIJAN ILHAM ALIYEV MET EU COMMISSIONER
The EU commissioner congratulated President Ilham Aliyev on election as the head of state and wished success in his responsible activity.
President Ilham Aliyev spoke in detail on the reforms Azerbaijan conducted especially last years after regaining its state independence, noting that these accomplishments in the path of development of democracy and market relations were possible thanks to stability established in the Country.
Head of the Azerbaijani state noted that the relations with the European Union are high level, and the Organization renders to the Country assistance, makes efforts for settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorny Karabakh conflict, and assessed the appointment of EU special representative for South Caucasus as strengthening of its activity in the region.
Noting the developing relations between Azerbaijan and European Union, Mr. Gunter Verhoen underlined that the work of the Commission set up in connection with the strategic document on joining the initiative “Enlarged Europe: New Agenda” by the South Caucasus countries would finalize shortly.
He also stressed that the European Union has intensified its efforts for peaceful settlement of the Armenian -Azerbaijani Nagorny Karabakh conflict and he would recently visit Baku.