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Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan, Georgia Linked by Projects in Transport, Energy Fields

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev received Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili Aug. 31.

“You have quite frequently been visiting Azerbaijan. Now you are visiting as a Prime Minister. I am very glad,” said the president.

Ilham Aliyev expressed confidence that this visit will promote the strengthening of relations in the future.

“Our relations are based on history, fraternity and close neighborhood of our people,” said the president.

Ilham Aliyev also noted that currently, an active dialogue in all areas – in political and economic spheres – is being conducted.

“We are linked with successfully developing projects in transport and energy fields that benefit our countries and peoples,” said President Aliyev. “We are very pleased with the progress of bilateral relations between our countries.”

“I am confident that your visit will contribute to deepening and strengthening our relations,” he noted. “We are bound together by ties of history, geography, coincidence of interests and, as I already noted, by transnational energy and transport projects.”

“Well-being of our countries and peoples, stability in our region depends on the realization and success of these projects,” said the president. The president once again welcomed the Georgian prime minister.

“I am really glad to be in the brotherly country,” said Giorgi Kvirikashvili. “Our nations are bound together by the centuries-old friendship.”

“We are fully supporting further development of our relations that are indeed of strategic nature,” noted the prime minister. “As you already noted, we are linked with the global-scale, friendly, strategic and regional projects that is a key point for improving the well-being of our nations and strengthening friendship between our peoples.”

Following the meeting, a dinner in honor of the Georgian prime minister was hosted on behalf of Azerbaijan’s president.