Ilham Aliyev received credentials of the incoming Nigerian ambassador

22 november 2021, 18:50

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received credentials of newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Yakubu Santuraki Suleiman.

Yakubu Santuraki Suleiman presented his credentials to President Ilham Aliyev.

The head of state then spoke with the ambassador.

President Ilham Aliyev said that the two countries were actively cooperating in various international organizations, noting that Nigeria had always supported Azerbaijan's just position during the occupation. The head of state stressed that the conflict had already been resolved through military and political means.

President Ilham Aliyev expressed his gratitude to Nigeria for its support in extending Azerbaijan's chairmanship of the Non-Aligned Movement until 2023, describing it as a sign of trust and friendship. The head of state stressed that Azerbaijan, as a country chairing the Non-Aligned Movement, has defended the rights of member states and supported international law and justice. President Ilham Aliyev expressed his confidence that Yakubu Santuraki Suleiman would contribute to developing bilateral relations during his tenure as ambassador.

Ambassador Yakubu Santuraki Suleiman conveyed the greetings of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to the head of state.

President Ilham Aliyev thanked for the greetings of the Nigerian President and asked the ambassador to extend his greetings to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The ambassador said that Nigeria and Azerbaijan had always advocated for justice, adding that his country was interested in expanding cooperation with the Non-Aligned Movement and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, especially with Azerbaijan.

The sides also noted good political relations between the two countries and opportunities to expand trade relations.

It was stressed that Azerbaijan has been providing students from the countries of the Non-Aligned Movement and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation with scholarships to study in the country. And students from Nigeria were studying at universities in Azerbaijan under this scholarship program.