BAKU, Azerbaijan, August 16. Bilateral relations between Germany and Azerbaijan are also very important for the region and for our countries, said the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev after receiving the credentials of the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany Ralf Horlemann, reports Trend.
“We have a very broad program and already a good history of cooperation. As you know, German companies are widely represented in Azerbaijan and I am sure that their activity will be even greater. We have very good political contacts and personalities high-level exchanges of visits. Of course, we have to see what new opportunities are. Because the bilateral relations between Germany and Azerbaijan are also very important for the region and for our countries,” said the head of the state.
Touching on the relations between Azerbaijan and the European Union, President Ilham Aliyev underlined the special role of Germany in the development of these relations and said: We are grateful for all the support given to our bilateral program EU- Azerbaijan which is also expanding and covering many areas. You are aware of the very successful visit by Mrs Ursula von der Leyen and the very constructive negotiations that we had.
President Ilham Aliyev stressed that cooperation with the European Union offers vast prospects in various fields, 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 said that this dialogue does not only cover gas, but also oil, hydrogen and electric power, and said: Azerbaijan is turning into a very important player in the energy market not only with oil and gas which was traditional, but also with electric power, hydrogen tomorrow, petrochemicals everything we export. And we completed the major transport infrastructure just in time.
The head of state expressed his hope that the ambassador will spare no effort to expand bilateral cooperation.