Azerbaijani, Zimbabwean presidents met

19 january 2019, 11:45

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with President of the Republic of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa, who arrived in Azerbaijan for a working visit.

The head of state welcomed the Zimbabwean President.

The presidents then posed for official photos.

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said:

- Welcome. I am very pleased to see you. I am sure that your visit will be fruitful and will create opportunities for strengthening our partnership. This is the first visit of the President of Zimbabwe to Azerbaijan. Therefore, it is historic. I am convinced that we will identify very important areas of cooperation in the course of fruitful discussions. We will examine opportunities for expanding our trade relations, as well as issues relating to political interaction.

I am aware that you will visit several countries during this visit. I am very pleased that Azerbaijan is one of these countries. This is an indicator of the importance you attach to our country and to our relations. We, in turn, also want to develop relations between our countries. Of course, your visit is an excellent opportunity from the point of view of discussing the development of these relations. Once again, you are welcome to Azerbaijan!

President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa said:

- Thank you very much, Your Excellency. On behalf of our delegation, I would like to express my gratitude for the cordial welcome we have been receiving from the very beginning of the visit. You have a beautiful country. We are here for the first time. The level of development and infrastructure we see in Azerbaijan has made a deep impression on us. Our desire is to establish mutual political relations between the two countries. However, we want to specifically encourage economic cooperation between our countries and to identify other areas for future cooperation and trade.