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.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received Commerce Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Khurram Dastgir Khan. Recalling with pleasure President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain’s and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s visits to Azerbaijan, the head of state hailed these visits as successful and fruitful. He noted the importance of these visits in terms of strengthening current brotherly relations between the two countries. President Aliyev also underlined a good opportunity for the two countries’ relevant Ministries to hold practical meetings in order to develop bilateral trade, investment making, and identify business opportunities.