Ilham Aliyev received credentials of incoming Saudi Arabian ambassador

29 december 2018, 11:20

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received credentials of the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Hamad bin Abdullah bin Saud bin Khudair.

Ambassador Hamad bin Abdullah bin Saud bin Khudair reviewed a guard of honor.

Hamad bin Abdullah bin Saud bin Khudair presented his credentials to President Ilham Aliyev.

President Ilham Aliyev then spoke with the ambassador.

The head of state hailed the successful development of Azerbaijan-Saudi Arabia bilateral relations, describing the level of cooperation between the two countries as high. Pointing out the establishment of firm political relations, the head of state underlined the two countries’ support for each other in international organizations as a beautiful sign of this.

President Ilham Aliyev commended Saudi Arabia for constantly supporting Azerbaijan’s just and fair stance on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

The head of state underlined the two countries’ mutual interest in strengthening cooperation in economic, trade, and investment areas, saying that they collaborate in this regard.

President Ilham Aliyev described the rapidly growing number of Saudi Arabian tourists visiting Azerbaijan as an excellent example of bilateral relations between the two countries. Pointing to a broad agenda of bilateral cooperation, the head of state expressed his hope that during his diplomatic tenure Ambassador Hamad bin Abdullah bin Saud bin Khudair will contribute to the development of brotherly relations between Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia.

Newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Hamad bin Abdullah bin Saud bin Khudair thanked the head of state for the warm words, and extended the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s greetings to President Ilham Aliyev. He emphasized that King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud attaches particular attention to the development of relations with Azerbaijan.

Ambassador Hamad bin Abdullah bin Saud bin Khudair hailed the excellent level of relations between Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan, underlining good potential for expanding bilateral cooperation in a number of areas, including in economic, trade, investment, and agricultural ones. He said that he will spare no efforts to further strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries.

President Ilham Aliyev thanked for Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s greetings and asked the ambassador to extend his greetings to the King of Saudi Arabia.