(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 7. President of the
Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with President of the
Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste José Ramos-Horta, trend reports.
Addressing the meeting, President Ilham Aliyev said:
- Hello again. Thank you for coming. This is indeed the first
time in history that the President of Timor-Leste has visited
Azerbaijan. I am sure that this is an important step that will
ensure the successful continuation of friendly relations, an
effective cooperation and partnership between our countries. In
addition, I would like to express my gratitude for the high level
of representation of your country at the recently held Summit-level
Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement. The meeting was very
successful and once again demonstrated the solidarity between the
I would also like to express my gratitude to the support of
Azerbaijan's chairmanship and our initiatives aimed at
strengthening the cooperation between our member states and
protecting their interests.
Our countries are located far from each other, but I believe
that this should not prevent our cooperation in various fields.
While there is cooperation at the political level, we should
consider opportunities in other areas as well. Of course, your
visit to Azerbaijan creates an opportunity to discuss broad issues
of mutual interest. Mr. President, welcome to Azerbaijan again. I
wish you a pleasant time in Azerbaijan.
President of Timor-Leste José Ramos-Horta said:
- Your Excellency, thank you for meeting with me in Azerbaijan
on the sidelines of the Forum I will be participating in. I was
invited to this Forum before, but for certain reasons I could not
attend. This time, I really wanted to make this trip. I wanted to
participate in the Forum and personally get acquainted with
Azerbaijan, which has achieved progress and development under your
leadership and about which I have read a lot. Thank you for such an
The President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste hailed
Azerbaijan's chairmanship of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), and
emphasized the successful organization of the recent Summit-level
meeting of the Movement held in Baku.
President Ilham Aliyev expressed his gratitude to the President
of Timor-Leste for his support of Azerbaijan's chairmanship of the
During the meeting, the sides discussed cooperation in the
fields of gas, investments, fertilizer production, and
President José Ramos-Horta asked President Ilham Aliyev to
consider the possibility of providing scholarships to students from
Timor-Leste in the educational institutions of Azerbaijan.
Highlighting the educational potential of Azerbaijan, President
Ilham Aliyev noted that educational scholarships have been
allocated for foreign students, including students from the NAM
member countries, and said that this issue will also be
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