Iranian Ambassador: “Azerbaijani President’s visit to Tehran has become one of the most important moments in the development of bilateral relations”

Baku: Anakhanum Idoyatova; Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s visit to Iran has become one of the most important moments in the development of bilateral relations, said Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mohsen Pak Ayeen at a press-briefing on the outcomes of the Azerbaijani President’s visit to Tehran, APA reports.

Stressing the importance of the Azerbaijani President’s meetings with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani and supreme religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini, the ambassador noted that as a part of the visit, a number of agreements and memorandum signed between Azerbaijan and Iran. Moreover, the documents on cooperation between the two countries’ ministries of youth and sports and ministries of emergency situations and the agreements on environmental protection and the construction of Morazan and Ordubad hydroelectric power plants were singed.

The diplomat also touched upon the appointment of chairmen of the intergovernmental commission. Underlining the importance of these appointments in terms of developing bilateral ties, the ambassador recalled that the commission has not acted for a long time. He expressed his confidence that the economic cooperation between the two countries will expand after the commission’s meeting.

The ambassador said that the parties expressed concern over the provocations of third countries that can undermine Iran-Azerbaijan relations: “Both leaders underlined the lack of any kind of factors that can damage our ties. Azerbaijan and Iran also discussed the security cooperation for stability in the region. The date of the Azerbaijani President’s visit coincided with the coming of spring, so that the visit can be characterized as the coming of spring in our relations.”

As for the Karabakh conflict, the ambassador hope the problem will be resolved peacefully within the international legal norms.

The diplomat also noted that the Iranian President will visit Azerbaijan soon.

SOURCE: AZERI PRESS NEWS AGENCY