05 march 2013, 13:50

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received a delegation led by the Second President of the National Council of Austria, Fritz Neugebauer.

The President of Azerbaijan indicated that bilateral relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Austria were developing successfully in all fields. Recalling with satisfaction the visit of Austrian President Heinz Fischer to Azerbaijan and the discussions held during the visit, President Ilham Aliyev noted the high level of mutual interest in a further expansion of cooperation between our countries. Stressing the importance of the inter-parliamentary cooperation to the development of bilateral relations, the President expressed his hope that the visit of the Second President of the National Council of Austria, Fritz Neugebauer, to our country would be successful and contribute to a further strengthening of this cooperation.

The Second President of the National Council of Austria, Fritz Neugebauer, passed on greetings on behalf of President Heinz Fischer. Stressing that the relations between the two countries have been developing rapidly in the last 20 years and have reached the present level, the guest said that the opening of the Austrian Embassy in Azerbaijan in 2010 and the visit of President Heinz Fischer with a large delegation to our country in 2011 were a good example of that. Fritz Neugebauer emphasized the importance of mutual high-level visits for the enhancement of bilateral relations.

During the meeting the sides emphasized the importance of the participation of Austrian companies in the various projects being implemented in Azerbaijan, pointed to the presence of extensive opportunities for a further expansion of cooperation between the two countries in the economic, energy, information and communication technologies, tourism, education, health and other areas, and voiced their confidence that these relations would continue to rapidly evolve and rise to the level of strategic partnership.

The President expressed his gratitude for the greetings from President Heinz Fischer and asked the guest to communicate his greetings to the President of Austria.

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