BAKU, Azerbaijan, August 16. Bilateral
relations between Germany and Azerbaijan are very important for the
region also and for our countries, President of the Republic of
Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said after receiving credentials of the newly appointed
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal
Republic of Germany Ralf Horlemann, Trend reports.
“We have a very broad agenda and already a good history of
cooperation. As you know German companies are broadly represented
in Azerbaijan and I am sure that their activity will be even more
large-scale. We have very good political contacts and high-level
exchange of visits. Of course, we need to see what are the new
opportunities. Because bilateral relations between Germany and
Azerbaijan are very important for the region also and for our
countries,” the head of state said.
Touching upon the Azerbaijan-European Union relations, President
Ilham Aliyev pointed out the special role of Germany in developing
these relations and said: We are grateful for all support of our
EU-Azerbaijan bilateral agenda which is also broadening and covers
many areas. You know about very successful visit of Madame Ursula
von der Leyen and very constructive negotiations we had.
President Ilham Aliyev underlined that cooperation with the
European Union has wide prospects in various areas, including
energy, transport and transport corridors, trade and investment.
Noting that the energy dialogue between Azerbaijan and the European
Commission has been launched, the head of state stated that this
dialogue covers not only gas, but also oil, hydrogen, and electric
energy, and said: Azerbaijan is transforming into a very important
player on the energy market not only with oil and gas which was
traditional, but also with electric energy, hydrogen in the future,
petrochemicals all what we export. And we completed the major
transportation infrastructure right on time.
The head of state expressed his hope that the ambassador will
spare no effort in expanding the bilateral cooperation.