Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan as gas supplier is an important country for European states


September 30, Fineko/ President Ilham Aliyev's visit to Bulgaria has begun today.

ABC.AZ reports that President Aliyev and his Bulgarian counterpart President Rumen Radev have held an expanded meeting in Sofia.
“We have friendly relations of mutual respect with Azerbaijan. Our political dialogue at the highest level has been very active during the year, and our relations have already reached the level of strategic partnership. For us, Azerbaijan is a reliable and time-tested partner. I am sure that we have a mutual interest in developing our pragmatic and effective relations in all areas.
We attach great importance to our energy cooperation, but, of course, we will discuss not only the energy field, but also other strategic fields in our meeting. Innovation, high technologies, trade, investment and, of course, the fields of culture and science are also on the agenda. These will serve to deepen our cooperation,” the Bulgarian leader said.
Then the Azerbaijani president said: “You rightly noted that Bulgaria and Azerbaijan are strategic partners. The Declaration on strategic partnership was signed seven years ago, and over these years, this strategic partnership has manifested itself in a number of areas. I remember your official visit to Azerbaijan.”

He emphasized Azerbaijan is an important country for Europe and a reliable gas supplier.

“The European market, including the markets of Bulgaria and your neighboring countries, is of great interest to us,” President Aliyev said.