Vice-Pres­i­dent Hails Iran-Azer­bai­jan Re­la­tions

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TEHRAN - The new Vice-Pres­i­dent and Head of Cul­tural Her­itage, Hand­i­crafts and Tourism Or­ga­ni­za­tion of the Is­lamic Repub­lic of Iran Ali As­ghar Moune­san has hailed his coun­try`s re­la­tions with Azer­bai­jan as he met with Azer­bai­jani Am­bas­sador Bun­yad Huseynov. He com­mended the de­vel­op­ment of mu­tual co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two coun­tries, de­scrib­ing them as pos­i­tive and suc­cess­ful.

“We are tied by shared his­tory, cul­ture and re­li­gion. Over the past four years, the pres­i­dents of Azer­bai­jan and Iran have met for 10 times. These re­cip­ro­cal vis­its have given a great im­pe­tus to the de­vel­op­ment of the bi­lat­eral re­la­tions and opened wide op­por­tu­ni­ties for co­op­er­a­tion. Fur­ther ex­pan­sion of co­op­er­a­tion in the field of tourism be­tween our coun­tries is also one of sig­nif­i­cant steps that needs to be taken,” said the Ira­nian vice-pres­i­dent. Am­bas­sador Huseynov also praised the Azer­bai­jani-Ira­nian re­la­tions, say­ing that they have been de­vel­op­ing rapidly over the past four years. “The mu­tual vis­its of state

and gov­ern­ment rep­re­sen­ta­tives have been in­ten­si­fied. Var­i­ous busi­ness fo­rums and ex­hi­bi­tions are co-or­ga­nized by our coun­tries. The joint eco­nomic projects im­ple­mented be­tween Azer­bai­jan and Iran have al­ready yielded tan­gi­ble re­sults. We also en­joy a good level of co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two coun­tries. These re­la­tions pro­vide a great im­pulse to the de­vel­op­ment of the tourism in­dus­try, as well as bring our na­tions closer to each other,” he added.

Touch­ing upon the bi­lat­eral cul­tural co­op­er­a­tion, Ira­nian Vice-Pres­i­dent Moune­san said that Days of Azer­bai­jani Cul­ture were held in Iran in July 2017. “Next year, Days of Ira­nian Cul­ture are ex­pected to be held in Baku.”

Am­bas­sador Huseynov drew the Ira­nian vice-pres­i­dent’s at­ten­tion to the de­ci­sion made at the 6th Con­fer­ence of Cul­ture Min­is­ters of the Or­ga­ni­za­tion of Is­lamic Co­op­er­a­tion mem­ber states to de­clare Nakhchivan as the “Cap­i­tal of Is­lamic Cul­ture” for 2018.

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