Ilham Aliyevmet with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in New York

05 may 2012, 22:00

President Ilham Aliyev met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in New York.

At the meeting, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon mentioned the importance of President Ilham Aliyev’s working visit to New York a propos Azerbaijan’s presidency of the UN Security Council. He characterized inclusion of the “Threats posed by terror acts to international peace and security” topic onto the UN Security Council agenda by Azerbaijan as a successful step and added that this topic is currently a pressing issue around the world.

UN Secretary General also touched upon the importance of the “National Action Program on increasing effectiveness of protection of human rights and freedoms in the Republic of Azerbaijan”, signed by President Ilham Aliyev in 2011, and emphasized the contributions rendered by this document for development of democracy.

Ban Ki-moon expressed his confidence that democracy would continue to develop in Azerbaijan under President Ilham Aliyev’s tenure.

President Ilham Aliyev expressed his gratitude to UN Secretary General for praising Azerbaijan’s initiative to include the war on terrorism topic onto the UN Security Council agenda. He noted that Azerbaijan had been very active in war on terrorism and counter-terrorism coalition from the first days. President also talked about the wide-scale reforms, carried out in political and economic fields and big projects implemented for establishment of democracy in Azerbaijan, since it regained independence.

Ban Ki-moon also inquired about President Ilham Aliyev’s views of the Armenian-Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict regulation process.

President Ilham Alilyev reiterated the state’s position on resolution of the conflict, created as a result of the aggressive policy of Armenia against Azerbaijan.