Azeri president due in Tehran next month





TEHRAN: Azeri President Ilham Aliyev will pay an official visit to Iran in the near future to discuss expansion of ties and cooperation, a senior diplomat announced on Saturday.
“The visit is to take place late April upon an invitation of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani,” Iranian Ambassador to Baku Mohsen Pakayeen told reporters on Saturday. He noted that the two countries’ joint economic commission will be held one month after the Aliyev’s visit. The Iranian ambassador pointed to many commonalties shared by the two countries, and said, “Bolstering ties between the two sides’ border cities is a priority of Iran’s Embassy in Baku.
Last month, President Rouhani in a message to President Aliyev invited him to pay an official visit to Tehran in the near future. Pakayeen in a meeting with President Aliyev in Baku in late February submitted President Rouhani’s message to him. Meantime, President Aliyev welcomed his Iranian counterpart’s invitation, and said, “A new chapter has started in the bilateral relations after my meeting with Mr. Rouhani in Davos, Switzerland.” The Azeri president reiterated that his country is ready to cooperate with Iran in all areas. 

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