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Official visit to Azerbaijan

September 3, 2010, Baku

Dmitry Medvedev made a two-day official visit to Azerbaijan.

Talks between President Medvedev and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev concluded with the signing of a treaty on the state border and an appendix thereto mapping out the border line. 

The two presidents witnessed the signing of a supplement to the natural gas sale and purchase contract between the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic and Gazprom on increased gas supplies in 2011–2012. Under the supplement’s terms, Gazprom will increase its purchases of Azerbaijani natural gas to 2 billion cubic metres a year starting in 2011.

Russia and Azerbaijan also signed an intergovernmental agreement on rational use and protection of the Samur River, which crosses both countries’ territory.

Mr Aliyev handed over to Mr Medvedev five Orthodox icons that Azerbaijani customs officers confiscated from people attempting to smuggle them out of Russia.

Following their talks, the two leaders made press statements and answered journalists’ questions.

The same day, a ceremony took place conferring on Mr Medvedev an honorary doctorate from Baku State University.

September 3, 2010, Baku