Ilham Aliyev received credentials of incoming Australian ambassador

27 october 2017, 14:30

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today accepted credentials of newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Commonwealth of Australia Marc Innes-Brown.

Ambassador Marc Innes-Brown reviewed a guard of honor.

Marc Innes-Brown presented his credentials to President Ilham Aliyev.

President Ilham Aliyev then spoke with the ambassador.

President Ilham Aliyev stressed the importance of reciprocal visits of delegations at parliamentary, ministerial and other levels between the two countries. The head of state noted the necessity of defining the format of economic cooperation for increasing mutual trade. President Ilham Aliyev pointed out the possibility of establishing new cooperation areas using a large port network despite the fact that the two countries are located far away from each other. The head of state said there are good opportunities for developing cooperation in the field of tourism. President Ilham Aliyev expressed his hope that Marc Innes-Brown will contribute to the development of the bilateral ties during his tenure.

Newly appointed Ambassador of the Commonwealth of Australia Marc Innes-Brown said he is proud to present his credentials on the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Stressing that his country is interested in expanding ties with Azerbaijan, he said: “Australia has always strongly supported Azerbaijan. We support your sovereignty and territorial integrity regarding the Nagorno-Karabakh, we back your position.”

Ambassador Marc Innes-Brown emphasized the necessity of enhancing cooperation between the two countries in the trade and investment spheres.