Spokesman for Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs Elkhan Polukhov paid working visit to Italy

Spokesman for Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs Elkhan Polukhov paid working visit to Italy
# 11 March 2011 09:04 (UTC +04:00)
Baku – APA. Press secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Elkhan Polukhov paid a working visit to Italy on the invitation of Italian FM’s Press and Information department’s chief Mauricio Massari, the press service of the Azerbaijani FM told APA.

During the visit Massari they exchanged their view on activity of ministries’ press service, the achieved experience, as well as the perspective plans. They also noted the organization of mutual visits of both countries’ press representatives.

That day he also held meetings in the Italian Link Campus University’s Center for Strategic Research with the experts of Italian leading scientific research centers, the University’s student and professor staff. The Center’s director Luigi Sergio Germani, who welcomed the Azerbaijani diplomat, underlined the historical ties between Azerbaijan and Italy and noted the great interest of Italian scientific community on Azerbaijan. Then Polukhov spoke about Azerbaijan and informed the attendees on the main directions of our country’s foreign policy. He informed about the history and reasons of Nagorno Karabakh conflict and also drew attention on Azerbaijan’s position which is based on norms and principles of the international law during the discussion on the negotiations process. Azerbaijan’s position was welcomed with support by the auditorium. He also answered the question Azerbaijan’s energy policy, Azerbaijan-Italy, as well as Azerbaijan-European Union relations. Azerbaijan’s ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Italy Vagif Sadigov also attended the meetings.

Polukhov held meeting with a group of journalists of Italian leading information agencies, gave interview on the country’s foreign policy and answered the questions.
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