Ilham Aliyev accepted credentials of incoming Portuguese Ambassador

26 march 2017, 12:20

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today received credentials of newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Portugal Paula Leal da Silva.

Ambassador Paula Leal da Silva reviewed a guard of honor.

Paula Leal da Silva presented her credentials to President Ilham Aliyev.

President Ilham Aliyev then had a conversation with the Ambassador.

Ambassador Paula Leal da Silva conveyed the best wishes and deep respects of President of the Portuguese Republic Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and Prime Minister Antonio Costa to the head of state.

She noted that it is her first visit to Azerbaijan, and the development of Baku made a deep impression on her. Paula Leal da Silva said Portugal is very interested in strengthening and deepening bilateral ties with Azerbaijan.

The head of state noted that Azerbaijan is also keen to expand cooperation with Portugal. President Ilham Aliyev underlined the significance of conducting political consultations between the two countries, and increasing the level of economic activity and business relations.

They noted that the two countries enjoy good opportunities for cooperation in the tourism sector, and discussed prospects for expansion of the bilateral bonds in this area.

The head of state thanked for the greetings of President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and Prime Minister Antonio Costa, and asked the Ambassador to extend his greetings to the Portuguese President and Prime Minister.