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Meeting with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev

July 21, 2017, Sochi

Vladimir Putin had a meeting with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in Sochi. The two leaders discussed various aspects of the bilateral relations and the regional agenda.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr Aliyev, I am very glad to see you, this time in Sochi.

You may be aware that I have just met with students from our new Sirius Educational Centre for Talented Children. I was very pleased to see the progress of this project and will be glad to share my impressions with you.

I am glad to have this opportunity to talk about our bilateral relations and the current state of affairs in the region. The situation is not simple but I hope today’s meeting will be another step towards a solution of all the complicated issues.

We will, of course, discuss the bilateral links between Azerbaijan and Russia. We have a great deal of work to do together and many joint plans for the future.

I am glad to have this opportunity to meet with you and talk over all these issues.

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev: Thank you, Mr Putin.

I am also glad to meet with you today. We meet on a regular basis and these meetings give a good impetus to our bilateral relations, which are developing very successfully.

We are satisfied with the high level of our relations. We cooperate extensively in politics, trade and the economy, as well as on cultural projects. There are good prospects in the transport in energy sectors. Our relations are multidimensional and cover almost every aspect of our countries’ lives.

It is important to hold regular consultations on topical issues of the regional and global politics, as well as on the bilateral relations and security in the region.

Once again, I am very pleased to see you. I am certain this meeting will move our friendly relations forward.

Vladimir Putin: Thank you.


July 21, 2017, Sochi