President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev met with Minister of Economic Development of the Italian Republic Carlo Calenda. President Aliyev hailed Italy`s active participation in the Third Ministerial Meeting of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council. The president described this fact as another evidence of rapid development of cooperation in various areas, saying it is also very important in terms of successful implementation of the Southern Gas Corridor project. Calenda thanked President Aliyev, on behalf of the Italian government, for the implementation of TAP project, which he said is of vital significance to his country. President Aliyev and Calenda discussed prospects for Azerbaijan-Italy cooperation in various areas, including energy and agriculture. Italy`s importing large volumes of oil and energy products to Azerbaijan was underlined at the meeting.