Azerbaijan is strengthening its authority and image as a
reliable partner in the international arena, reports.
The country plays an important role in ensuring the energy
security of Europe. In this context, the visit of President Ilham
Aliyev to Bulgaria and participation in the opening ceremony of the
Greece-Bulgaria gas interconnector (IGB) is of great
Azerbaijani MP Javid Osmanov commenting on the issue said that
the visit of the Azerbaijani president to Bulgaria has historical
Osmanov noted that the meetings and discussions held during the
visit once again demonstrated the independent policy of the country
under the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev in accordance with
the national interests of the people, very important steps taken
for the development and progress of Azerbaijan.
'Given that Bulgaria is a member state of the EU and NATO, it
would be appropriate to once again stress the significance of
relations between Baku and Sofia, and the great importance of the
joint declaration 'On the strategic partnership between Azerbaijan
and Bulgaria', signed in 2015 during the visit of the President
Ilham Aliyev to Bulgaria,” the MP further said.
“Azerbaijan and Bulgaria are two friendly countries and
strategic partners and intend to cooperate more closely with each
other. The latest visit of President Ilham Aliyev to Bulgaria has
reflected this intention. First of all, political relations between
the two countries are developing,” he pointed out.“Meetings
between the leaders, cooperation in the field of energy security
contribute not only to the development of Azerbaijani-Bulgarian
relations but also to the dynamic development of Azerbaijan's
relations with the European Union.”
“In the current difficult period, Azerbaijan is taking important
steps to ensure the energy security of Europe. And in the context
of the transportation of Azerbaijani gas to Europe, the
Greece-Bulgaria interconnector is of great importance,' the MP
According to another MP Elshan Musayev, the visit of President
Ilham Aliyev to Bulgaria and the important meetings held there once
again confirmed that countries having a strategic position in
Europe are interested in cooperation with Azerbaijan and further
strengthening of relations.
Musayev noted that the authority of Azerbaijan as one of the
main energy suppliers to Europe and an important subject of
international transit is rapidly growing.
'This means strengthening our geopolitical positions. Bulgaria
is a member of the EU and NATO. Azerbaijan has a strategic position
in the Caspian Sea, and Bulgaria - in the Black Sea, and the
realization of the relevant potentials creates new opportunities
for Azerbaijan and Bulgaria,” he explained.
“The projects of the Middle Corridor and the East-West Corridor
are also one of the attractive directions in the context of
strengthening ties between Azerbaijan and Bulgaria,' concluded the
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