President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today accepted credentials of newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary Viktor Szederkenyi.
Ambassador Viktor Szederkenyi reviewed a guard of honor.
Viktor Szederkenyi presented his credentials to President Ilham Aliyev.
President Ilham Aliyev then spoke with the ambassador.
President Ilham Aliyev hailed bilateral friendship and cooperation between Azerbaijan and Hungary. Noting that Hungary is a very attractive country for Azerbaijan, the head of state hailed the intensification of reciprocal visits. Praising political ties between the two countries, President Ilham Aliyev stressed the importance of regular meetings with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in terms of expansion of the bilateral relations. The head of state said that Hungary is one of the closest friends and partners of Azerbaijan not just in Europe, but in the world.
Underlining the significance of expanding economic cooperation between the two countries, President Ilham Aliyev emphasized the necessity of joint efforts to increase trade. The head of state also noted that there are good opportunities for enhancing cooperation in investment, transport, energy, pharmaceutical and agriculture sectors. Saying the cooperation in humanitarian and cultural spheres successfully continues, President Ilham Aliyev pointed out that a number of important cultural events have already been held in both countries, which contributes to the their better knowing each other and to developing friendly relations.
The ambassador extended Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban`s greetings to the head of state, adding that the PM highly appreciates his personal friendship with the Azerbaijani President. Viktor Szederkenyi said that this will shape his activity as the ambassador in developing the bilateral cooperation. The Hungarian diplomat noted that there are very big opportunities for expanding the economic cooperation. The ambassador said: “I am very pleased to be an ambassador in your beautiful country. I am eager to get more knowledge about your country, your people and your culture.”
They stressed the importance of expanding cooperation between Azerbaijan and the European Union in a variety of areas, and preparing a document on Azerbaijan`s partnership with the European Union. The sides exchanged views over cooperation prospects.
The head of state thanked for Viktor Orban`s greetings, and asked Viktor Szederkenyi to communicate his greetings to the Hungarian Prime Minister.