Azerbaijani Politics 10 august — 09:08

President Ilham Aliyev received credentials of newly appointed ambassadors (Photo)

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President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has accepted credentials of the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Bahrain Ebrahim Yusuf Al-Abdullah, informs the press-service of the Azerbaijani head of state.

Ambassador Ebrahim Yusuf Al-Abdullah reviewed a guard of honour. Ebrahim Yusuf Al-Abdullah presented his credentials to President Ilham Aliyev. President Ilham Aliyev then spoke with the ambassador.

The head of state said that bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Bahrain are developing successfully. President Ilham Aliyev expressed his confidence that Ebrahim Yusuf Al-Abdullah will meet with heads of various bodies of Azerbaijan during his tenure and that these meetings will yield good results.

Ebrahim Yusuf Al-Abdullah extended King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa`s greetings and best regards to the head of state and noted that recent achievements of the people of Azerbaijan under the wise leadership of President Ilham Aliyev are being followed with great interest in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Ambassador Ebrahim Yusuf Al-Abdullah underlined the necessity of expanding economic and trade relations between the two countries, adding that the development of cultural ties is also important.

Noting that there are many similarities between Azerbaijan and Bahrain, the ambassador pointed out that the two countries are making efforts to strengthen their independence, territorial integrity, and to encourage inter-civilizational dialogue and peaceful coexistence all over the world.

Ebrahim Yusuf Al-Abdullah said that the political will of the President of Azerbaijan and the King of Bahrain to develop the bilateral relations paves the way for the development of the bilateral ties. He underlined that the international community has great confidence in the two countries.

The ambassador also noted that Azerbaijan is one of the leading financial centers in the post-Soviet area and Bahrain in the Middle East, adding that this creates a good basis for expanding economic cooperation.

Saying that there are wide opportunities for developing political ties, the head of state noted that Azerbaijan and Bahrain support each other on various issues in international organizations, including sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of the two countries and show solidarity in the UN, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and other organizations. President Ilham Aliyev said that Azerbaijan makes great contribution to the Islamic solidarity, adding that this is highly praised by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The head of state noted that 2017 was declared “a Year of the Islamic Solidarity” in Azerbaijan and the country successfully hosted the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games. The President stressed that Azerbaijan will spare no efforts to strengthen unity and mutual support among Muslim countries. Touching upon the importance of expanding trade and economic relations and mutual export, President Ilham Aliyev said that there is great potential in the field of tourism and that the number of Bahraini tourists coming to Azerbaijan is increasingly growing.

The head of state thanked for Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa`s greetings and best regards and asked the ambassador to extend his greetings and best regards to the King of Bahrain.

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President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has also received credentials of the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Mohammad Sharif Anis.

Ambassador Mohammad Sharif Anis reviewed a guard of honor. Mohammad Sharif Anis presented his credentials to President Ilham Aliyev.

President Ilham Aliyev then spoke with the ambassador.

Saying that Azerbaijan and Sri Lanka enjoy very good political relations, the head of state hailed the fact that the two countries support each other within international organizations.

Noting the importance of developing economic cooperation, the head of state said that there is good potential for this. President Ilham Aliyev expressed his confidence that during his tenure ambassador Mohammad Sharif Anis will hold fruitful meetings with the relevant authorities of Azerbaijan and organize reciprocal visits for defining the tasks concerning the strengthening of the bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Sri Lanka.

Ambassador Mohammad Sharif Anis greeted President Ilham Aliyev on behalf of President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena and the country`s Prime Minister. Touching upon the significance of developing bilateral relations in a variety of fields, the ambassador mentioned that he will spare no efforts to contribute to the expansion of the relations in the fields of trade and industry.

Describing Azerbaijan as one of the most beautiful tourism destinations in the region, the ambassador said there are great opportunities for cooperation between Sri Lanka and Azerbaijan in this area. The ambassador also stressed the necessity of exploring opportunities for mutual investment.

President Ilham Aliyev expressed his hope that Mohammad Sharif Anis will contribute to the development of the friendly relations between the two countries.

The head of state thanked for the greetings of Maithripala Sirisena and the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, and asked the ambassador to extend his greetings to the President and Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.

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President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has laso accepted credentials of the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Hyun Joon.

Ambassador Kim Hyun Joon reviewed a guard of honor. Kim Hyun Joon presented his credentials to President Ilham Aliyev.

The Azerbaijani President then spoke with the ambassador.

The head of state noted the necessity of strengthening mutual activity and cooperation between the two countries in different areas in the years ahead. President Ilham Aliyev expressed his hope that active cooperation will be maintained in international organizations, most importantly in the United Nations and the Non-Aligned Movement. The head of state added that Azerbaijan hosted a foreign ministerial conference of the Non-Aligned Movement this year, recalling his meeting with the foreign minister of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on the sidelines of the event. The President said that Azerbaijan will host a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement next year. President Ilham Aliyev expressed his confidence that bilateral relations between the two countries will be continued in different formats.

Ambassador Kim Hyun Joon greeted the President of Azerbaijan on behalf of the Supreme Leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong-un and the president of the Presidium of the country`s Supreme People's Assembly. Saying that the friendly relations between the two countries are built on historical traditions, he added that the foundations of the bilateral ties were laid by supreme leader Kim Il-sung and national leader Heydar Aliyev. The ambassador said the Democratic People's Republic of Korea was one of the first countries to recognize Azerbaijan after the country restored its independence, adding that the bilateral relations have been developing over these years.

President Ilham Aliyev thanked for the greetings of the Supreme Leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong-un and the president of the Presidium of the country`s Supreme People's Assembly, and asked the ambassador to extend his greetings to the Supreme Leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong-un and the president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly.

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