Azerbaijani, Russian presidents met in Sochi

21 july 2017, 23:20
Azerbaijani, Russian presidents met in Sochi

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in Sochi.

Greeting President Ilham Aliyev, Russian President Vladimir Putin said:

- Dear Ilham Heydarovich, I am very pleased to see you in Sochi. I have just met with children from our new "Sirius" Educational Center. I am very happy with the development of this project, and I will tell you about this with great pleasure. I am glad to have this opportunity to discuss both our bilateral relations and the situation in the region. The situation in the region is complex. I hope that our meeting today will allow us to find ways of solving all difficult problems, and, of course, we will also talk about how the bilateral relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation are developing. We have a great deal of works and joint projects for the future. I am glad to have this opportunity to meet and talk with you on all these issues.

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said:

- Thank you, dear Vladimir Vladimirovich. I am also very glad to meet with you. We meet on a regular basis. These meetings give a good impetus to the development of our bilateral relations, which successfully continue. We are satisfied with the level, high level of our relations. We enjoy active cooperation in political, trade and economic, humanitarian areas. There are good prospects in the fields of transport and energy. Our relations are multifaceted, and cover almost all areas of our life. Of course, we need to regularly conduct consultations on important issues – regional affairs, global politics, bilateral relations and the strengthening of security in our region.

Therefore, I am glad to see you again. I am confident that our meeting will give a good impetus to the development of our friendly relations.


The presidents once again emphasized the existence of the relations of strategic partnership between Azerbaijan and Russia. They pointed out successful development of the bilateral relations in political, economic, humanitarian and other areas. The heads of state discussed the issues relating to settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

They also exchanged views over international and regional problems. Both presidents expressed their confidence that relations of friendship and strategic partnership between Russia and Azerbaijan will continue to develop successfully.


On July 22, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev completed his working visit to the Russian Federation.