President Ilham Aliyev received his French counterpart


January 16, Fineko/ Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev met with former French leader Nicolas Sarkozy, who is visiting the country.

During the conversation it was stressed that Azerbaijani-French relationships strengthened in 2007-12, when Nicolas Sarkozy was the president of France.

The sides underlined that at that time the new framework of cooperation in the field of education became possible precisely due to the joint efforts of presidents Ilham Aliyev and Nicolas Sarkozy. The laying of the foundation of the French lyceum in Baku with participation of both presidents was regarded as a significant event. As a result of the strengthening of high-level political ties in those years, many French companies began to operate or expanded their activity in Azerbaijan.

Mr. Sarkozy voiced his gratitude for the hospitality extended to him.


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