Azerbaijani Politics 10 july — 16:53

First VP Mehriban Aliyeva met with MEDEF president

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First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva has met with President of MEDEF (Movement of the Enterprises of France) Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux.

First Vice-President of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva said at the meeting that she was glad to see Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux in Azerbaijan. Mehriban Aliyeva noted that successful cooperation was established between Azerbaijan and France and noted that this cooperation covers many areas. Speaking about the importance of political, economic and humanitarian ties, the first VP said that these relations serve further development of cooperation between the two countries. The first VP said that the cooperation in the energy sector was successfully continued, adding that French companies had great potential for expanding their non-oil sector activities in Azerbaijan.

President of the MEDEF Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux said about 170 French businessmen visited the country and praised their meetings in Azerbaijan and said that existing cooperation between the two countries was at a high level. Speaking about the achievements in the energy sector, the guest noted that French companies are interested in establishing contacts in the non-oil sector, such as information technologies, innovations, agriculture, environmental protection and tourism. Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux noted that there are all conditions for French companies to work more actively in Azerbaijan.

At the meeting, the importance of Mehriban Aliyeva's March 2019 visit to France was highlighted in terms of expanding bilateral ties.

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