(MENAFN- AzerNews) President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has
received credentials of newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan Alim Bayel, Azernews reports.
The ambassador presented his credentials to President Ilham
Then, the head of state had a conversation with the
The head of state noted that there is active cooperation between
the two countries and, from this point of view, underlined that his
visits to Kazakhstan and the Kazakh President's visit to Azerbaijan
had given an impetus to expansion of bilateral relations.
President Ilham Aliyev pointed out that both peoples share the
great history of friendly and fraternal relations and had always
supported each other. He said that this factor is of great
importance today for deepening cooperation in the Caspian Sea basin
and other spheres.
The head of state underlined that Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan
currently conduct active talks to increase trade turnover and
transportation volume, said that transportation and logistics field
is one of the major directions of bilateral economic ties, and
pointed out that joint infrastructure projects provide a good
opportunity for expanding the volume of cargo transportation. At
the same time, the President of Azerbaijan highlighted the
importance of utilizing capabilities of shipbuilding facilities.
The head of state underscored the significance of oil
transportation from Kazakhstan through the territory of Azerbaijan,
which had begun some time ago, adding this made an important
contribution to expansion of energy cooperation. The head of state
wished every success to the ambassador in his activities.
Alim Bayel pointed out that he is honored to be appointed as an
ambassador to Azerbaijan, and assured he would make every effort to
further bilateral relations.
The ambassador extended his respect on the 100th anniversary of
Great Leader Heydar Aliyev and congratulated the head of state and
the people of Azerbaijan on the Independence Day.
Alim Bayel underscored that he considers as his priority the
development of interaction in the trade and economic sphere and
implementation of projects, which are of big geo-economic
significance for the two nations and other regions. In this
context, he noted the development of the Transcaspian international
transport corridor, laying of the fiber-optic cable under the
Caspian Sea, diversification of Kazakhstan's oil export.
They noted that Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan effectively cooperate
within international organizations including the Organization of
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