Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad conferred with Azerbaijan’s Prime Minister Artur Rasizade about bilateral ties and regional and world issues in Baku on Wednesday. During the meeting, the Iranian president voiced pleasure in his meetings with Azerbaijan’s senior officials, and said that old policies are changing as the world is experiencing speedy developments now.
He said that developments in Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon and Afghanistan indicate that arrogant countries are now losing power.
Noting the geographical and political situation of Iran and Azerbaijan, Ahmadinejad said that the two states could play a significant role in the international arena by promoting peace and stability in the Caspian Sea region.
He underlined both sides’ strong resolve to further develop mutual ties, and said that power, stability and progress of Iran and Azerbaijan would serve the interests of the entire region, adding that the two countries could promote their friendly ties through mutual cooperation.
The Iranian president also described the prospect of the two countries’ future relations as lustrous, and voiced Tehran’s preparedness to transfer its experiences to the Azeri nation and government in all the different grounds.
For his part, Azerbaijan’s Prime Minister voiced pleasure in the visit to his country by Ahmadinejad and his entourage, and said that the trip would certainly yield beneficial fruits for the expansion of the two nations’ ties.
“The two countries should strive to expand their all-out ties,” he added.