(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 30. President of the
Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has held an expanded meeting
with Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban in Budapest.
Addressing the meeting, Prime Minister Viktor
- Mr. President, we are very grateful to you for visiting our
country. We have discussed all issues of strategic importance for
cooperation between our two countries. We are grateful for your
sustainable contribution to the strengthening of relations and
traditional cooperation between our peoples over the past decade.
We do appreciate that. Our countries did not start this important
friendship now. We started it a long time ago. You are our friend
not only because of energy. I imagine you have new friends now
because the strategic importance of your country in the world is
growing. However, our cooperation began a long time ago and is
based not only on interests, but also on cooperation in the field
of culture and traditions.
Mr. President, you have always supported Hungary joining the
Organization of Turkic States. We do appreciate that. Hungary as a
Turkic-speaking country is a country participating in that
platform, and this is important for us not only from a cultural but
also from a political point of view. In short, Mr. President, you
are welcome to our country, to Budapest. We are very grateful to
you for visiting us. We value our deep cooperation established in
the past and look forward to it continuing in the future.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said:
- Thank you, Mr. Prime Minister. I'm very glad to see you. Thank
you for your cooperation. We really are two friends and partners.
We already formalized our relations as the relations of strategic
partnership. And today we will sign another document, which will
once again confirm strategic character of our cooperation. As Mr.
Prime Minister said, our relations already have a good history -
history of mutual support, mutual trust, partnership and
friendship. And this is really a big asset. Therefore, now when we
explore new areas of cooperation, we already have, how to say, a
very solid foundation for our partnership. And Mr. Prime Minister
mentioned that energy becomes part of our cooperation, but it has
never been the case before. Therefore, our cooperation does not
have this energy background. It just happened that now energy
resources of Azerbaijan are more needed in Europe than before. And
we are ready to increase our supplies and, of course, we want to
start cooperation with friendly countries. And today we will sign
corresponding MoU, which will open the door for long-lasting
cooperation in the energy area. But, of course, not only, because
we cooperated in the area of education, culture. We hope to see
Hungarian companies participating in reconstruction of Karabakh
area. We discussed today with Mr. Prime Minister this and other
issues. And also I would like to use this opportunity to invite Mr.
Prime Minister to visit Azerbaijan whenever it is convenient for
you and to continue our active dialogue. So, once again, thank you
The sides discussed issues of cooperation in the fields of
energy, education and transport, as well as within international
organizations. They stressed the importance of the
intergovernmental commission in terms of developing cooperation.
Instructions were given to the relevant government authorities in
order to further develop the bilateral relations.
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