Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev receives NATO Secretary General Anders Fog Rasmussen - PHOTO

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev receives NATO Secretary General Anders Fog Rasmussen - <font color=red>PHOTO</font>
# 07 September 2012 16:44 (UTC +04:00)
APA reports that President Ilham Aliyev told UN Secretary General Anders Fog Rasmussen that his visit to Azerbaijan is a sufficient factor for discussing of current situation of mutual cooperation and the further perspectives. The Head of State stressed that NATO-Azerbaijan cooperation in various spheres is successfully going on. Recalling the meetings with recent ambassadors and the representatives of diplomatic bodies in NATO residency, the precedence of Azerbaijan in UN Security Council during the visit to New York and positively evaluating the participation of Azerbaijan in Chicago Summit, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev uttered the importance of current talks for the contribution to the cooperation between the sides. Stressing the successful participation of Azerbaijan in NATO’s role in establishing peace and stability in Afghanistan, the role of Azerbaijan as a transit state in transportation of freight to Afghanistan and Azerbaijan’s role within “Partnership for peace” program, Ilham Aliyev said that the cooperation between NATO and Azerbaijan will continue its rapid development after this events.

NATO Secretary General Anders Fog Rasmussen congratulated the Head of State on the holding of “Eurovision 2012” song contest at the highest level and the successful participation of the sportsmen of Azerbaijani national team in XXX London Summer Olympic Games.

Wishing more successful development to the processes currently going on in Azerbaijan, UN General Secretary expressed contentment that the influence of Azerbaijan in the international arena is increasing year-by-year. Anders Fog Rasmussen highly estimated the role of Azerbaijan in the mission for establishment peace and stability in Afghanistan and the role in the freight transportation.

The development of Azerbaijan-NATO mutual cooperation, regional security and stability, the cooperation in energy sphere and the number of issues that attract the interests of both states were discussed during the meeting.

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