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Azerbaijani, Iranian presidents discuss Nagorno-Karabakh conflict - UPDATED

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of Iran Hassan Rouhani met in Tehran on Wednesday.

 

The presidents emphasized the role in bilateral relations of shared historical, cultural and religious roots between the peoples of Azerbaijan and Iran, APA reported.

 

The sides said the fact that the presidents have had ten meetings over the past five years is an indicator of the level of successful bilateral cooperation, noting that political relations continue to develop successfully.

 

They also discussed the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

 

President Ilham Aliyev talked about Armenia's aggressive policy and the negotiation process on the settlement of the conflict, as well as cooperation in the military and military-technical fields and prospects in this direction.

 

They also touched on regional issues and exchanged views on countering terrorism and extremism.

 

It was noted that the tripartite cooperation between Azerbaijan, Iran and Russia has great potential, and this format can yield a good result for cooperation in important areas.

 

The presidents also discussed issues of economic cooperation between Azerbaijan and Iran, highly appreciating the growth of mutual trade turnover by 70 percent last year and by 33 percent in the first nine months of 2017.

 

The sides exchanged views on issues of mutual investment, cooperation in the energy, oil and gas, transport spheres.

 

The successful implementation of the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) project was also emphasized at the meeting.  

 

 

 

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