(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 31. An official reception
has been organized on the occasion of the Independent Day of Israel
at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, trend reports.
The event was attended by visiting President of Israel Isaac
Herzog, First Lady Michal Herzog, Speaker of the Milli Majlis
Sahibe Gafarova, Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan Anar
Alakbarov, state and government representatives, religious figures,
representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in the country
and renowned representatives of the public.
First, the national anthems of the two countries were
Ambassador of Israel to Azerbaijan George Deek said that
friendly relations between the two countries are developing thanks
to the efforts of the Israeli and Azerbaijani leaders.
President of Israel Isaac Herzog noted that Israel marks the
75th anniversary of its independence, and at the same time, both
nations celebrate the 30th anniversary of establishment of
Herzog underlined that Israel and Azerbaijan are on their path
of progress and development and that relations between the two
peoples have ancient history. According to the Israeli President,
Jews developed here and preserved their culture since Azerbaijan is
a safe country for them. They progressed not only within their
community but also in the rich political and cultural environment
of Azerbaijan. Herzog pointed out that opening of the Azerbaijan's
embassy in Tel Aviv would help to elevate bilateral relations to a
Speaking at the event, Speaker of the Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan
Sahibe Gafarova conveyed President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev's
sincere congratulations on the Independence Day of Israel. She
noted that the Azerbaijan-Israel relations founded by Great Leader
Heydar Aliyev are successfully continued by President of the
Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. According to her, Azerbaijan
and Israel enjoy true friendly relations based on mutual trust and
Then, an Azerbaijani carpet was presented to the Israeli
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