Ali Hasanov: Azerbaijani president will not participate in Riga summit

Baku: President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev will not able to attend the EU Eastern Partnership summit to be held Riga on May 21-22, said Ali Hasanov, president’s aide for public and political affairs.

Hasanov said that the Azerbaijani president has a very busy schedule as the first European Games is approaching and the preparation work for this important event enters the final stage. And therefore, the president refused to join the Riga summit.

The president’s aide mentioned that Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration, Director of Foreign Relations Department at the Administration Novruz Mammadov, and Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will represent Azerbaijan at the Riga summit.