Mehriban Aliyeva: Joint ef­forts to bring Azer­bai­jani, French peo­ples closer

Azer News - - Nation - By La­man Is­may­ilova

Azer­bai­jan's First Lady, Pres­i­dent of the Hey­dar Aliyev Foun­da­tion Mehriban Aliyeva met with a French del­e­ga­tion led by Pres­i­dent of the As­so­ci­a­tion of Friends of Azer­bai­jan in France, mem­ber of the Na­tional Assem­bly Jean-Fran­cois Man­cel on June 20 in Baku.

Mehriban Aliyeva ex­pressed her con­fi­dence that the French del­e­ga­tion's visit was suc­cess­ful, Az­er­tac re­ported.

“I am happy that you watched the For­mula 1 race which was held in Azer­bai­jan for the first time,” said the first lady.

Mrs.Aliyeva thanked Man­cel for an in­crease in the num­ber of mem­bers of the As­so­ci­a­tion of Friends of Azer­bai­jan in France.

The first lady said there were first time vis­i­tors in the French del­e­ga­tion, ex­press­ing hope that those who be­come fa­mil­iar with the coun­try would con­trib­ute to strength­en­ing Azer­bai­jani-French ties.

Mrs.Aliyeva hailed the devel­op­ment of re­la­tions be­tween the two coun­tries in all fields, par­tic­u­larly in po­lit­i­cal, eco­nomic and in­ter-par­lia­men­tary ar­eas. She also high­lighted hu­man­i­tar­ian ties, and said a French lyceum was in­au­gu­rated in the coun­try a year ago.

The pres­i­dent of the Hey­dar Aliyev Foun­da­tion re­minded that an Azer­bai­jan-French Univer­sity is ex­pected to open this year. “I am sure that joint ef­forts in hu­man­i­tar­ian field will bring our peo­ples closer to each other,” she said.

Man­cel praised high-level or­ga­ni­za­tion of the For­mula 1 Grand Prix of Europe in Baku, say­ing Azer­bai­jan had a rich ex­pe­ri­ence in ar­rang­ing such in­ter­na­tional events.

Later, Mrs. Aliyeva was pre­sented with a keep­sake on be­half of the As­so­ci­a­tion of Friends of Azer­bai­jan in France.

Ear­lier, the French del­e­ga­tion was re­ceived by Pres­i­dent Il­ham Aliyev, who de­scribed the visit as a good op­por­tu­nity for the French MPs to bet­ter fa­mil­iar­ize them­selves with the coun­try.

Prais­ing the high level bi­lat­eral re­la­tions be­tween the two coun­tries, Pres­i­dent Aliyev un­der­lined the pos­i­tive role of the in­ter­par­lia­men­tary co­op­er­a­tion in the ex­pan­sion of these ties.

Pres­i­dent Aliyev pointed to the two coun­tries' suc­cess­ful co­op­er­a­tion in a va­ri­ety of fields, in­clud­ing econ­omy, en­ergy, trans­porta­tion, high tech­nol­ogy, trade and ed­u­ca­tion. Prais­ing the level of bi­lat­eral ties be­tween the two coun­tries, Pres­i­dent Il­ham Aliyev noted that the most im­por­tant task was to en­sure the French pub­lic's aware­ness of Azer­bai­jan's re­al­i­ties and the cur­rent devel­op­ment pro­cesses in the coun­try.

Man­cel, for his part noted that they were mo­bi­lized at the Na­tional Assem­bly in or­der to pre­vent un­pleas­ant anti-Azer­bai­jani ini­tia­tives, adding they have al­ready proved their friendly feel­ings to­wards Azer­bai­jan.

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