Ilham Aliyev met with Prime Minister of Kingdom of the Netherlands in Davos

19 January 2023, 20:44
Ilham Aliyev met with Prime Minister of Kingdom of the Netherlands in Davos

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Mark Rutte in Davos.

The sides hailed the development of economic cooperation between Azerbaijan and the Netherlands and, in this regard, emphasized that the Dutch companies are closely involved in the implementation of various projects in Azerbaijan.

Mark Rutte expressed his appreciation for Azerbaijan's role in supplying gas to European nations and its contribution to ensuring the energy security of the European Union.

During the conversation, they noted the increasing importance of the East-West transport corridor and the Middle Corridor, which is part of it and exchanged views on regional issues.

The head of state provided information about the normalization of Armenia-Azerbaijan relations and the negotiation process for a peace treaty between the two countries. The President of Azerbaijan stressed the importance of the negotiation process conducted with the support of the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, adding that his country is ready to continue the negotiations as part of this process.

President Ilham Aliyev highlighted the recent developments on the Lachin-Khankandi road of Azerbaijan and noted that Armenia is spreading false information about the alleged blockade of the road, attempting to mislead the international community. The head of state said that the illegal exploitation of the natural resources of Azerbaijan in the areas where the Russian peacekeeping forces are temporarily stationed had caused the rightful resentment of the Azerbaijani public and civil society organizations.

It was noted that the free passage of Russian peacekeepers, essential humanitarian goods, civilians, and items for civilian purposes is ensured on the road through the International Committee of the Red Cross. The importance of removing criminal elements from those areas was once again emphasized.