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UK's May congratulates Ilham Aliyev on victory in presidential election - UPDATED

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Theresa May in London on April 26, the Azerbaijani president’s press service reported.

 

May congratulated President Aliyev on his victory in the presidential election. She expressed gratification with the meeting with President Aliyev and stressed that this visit of the Azerbaijani president will create a good opportunity for discussing the issues in the field of economy, trade, energy and security.

 

May stressed the importance of the agreement signed between Azerbaijani’s state oil company SOCAR and BP in terms of expanding cooperation. She expressed gratitude for the participation and support rendered by Azerbaijan for peacekeeping operations in Afghanistan.

 

President Aliyev expressed gratitude for the congratulations and stressed that the agenda of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and UK is very wide and two countries are actively cooperating in various directions, namely, political, economic, energy, trade and investment spheres.

 

The Azerbaijani president stressed that active work is being carried out to expand and diversify trade ties and there is great potential for that. 

 

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President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Theresa May in London., APA reports citing the press service of the President.

 

The meeting was followed by the signing of Agreement on the exploration development and production sharing for the prospective exploration block D230 in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea between SOCAR of the Republic of Azerbaijan and BP Exploration (Azerbaijan) Limited and SOCAR Oil Affiliate. The agreement was signed by SOCAR president Rovnag Abdullayev and Chief Executive Officer of BP Robert Dudley in the presence of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

 

President Ilham Aliyev completed his visit to the UK on April 26.

 

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