President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today received credentials of newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tajikistan Rustam Soliev.
Ambassador Rustam Soliev reviewed a guard of honor.
Rustam Soliev presented his credentials to President Ilham Aliyev.
President Ilham Aliyev then had a talk with the ambassador.
President Ilham Aliyev hailed successful development of friendly and brotherly ties between the two countries. He noted that fruitful discussions on expansion of bilateral cooperation were held during his meetings with the Tajik President.
Pointing out the economic relations, the head of state said the two countries have new opportunities for transport systems and cargo transportation in various directions.
The head of state hailed good potential for expanding cooperation in humanitarian and cultural spheres, saying that relations in these fields are developing successfully.
President Ilham Aliyev expressed his hope that ambassador Rustam Soliev will spare no efforts to further expand bilateral relations between the two countries during his diplomatic tenure.
Saying he is honored to be appointed as the ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan, Rustam Soliev extended President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon`s greetings to President Ilham Aliyev. He said the Tajik President wishes to meet with his Azerbaijani counterpart in the near future.
Ambassador Soliev noted that this year will mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Azerbaijan and Tajikistan, adding that the foundation of bilateral friendly relations between the two countries was laid by national leader Heydar Aliyev and President Emomali Rahmon. He thanked President Ilham Aliyev for successfully continuing this policy so far.
The ambassador described Azerbaijan-Tajikistan bilateral relations as excellent, saying the two countries are closely cooperating within international organizations, including the UN, OSCE, and CIS.
They exchanged views on the development of cooperation between the two countries in a number of areas, including in energy, agriculture, education and fight against terrorism.
The head of state thanked for the Tajik President`s greetings and asked the ambassador to convey his greetings to Emomali Rahmon.