Azer Tag, Azerbaijan
April 1 2004
AZERBAIJAN, SAUDI ARABIA: RELATIONS SPEEDING-UP
PRESIDENT OF AZERBAIJAN ILHAM ALIYEV RECEIVED AMBASSADOR OF THE
KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA TO AZERBAIJAN
[April 01, 2004, 20:21:09]
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on 1 April at
the President Palace received ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia to Azerbaijan Ali Hasan Ahmad Jafar on his request.
The Ambassador conveyed hearty greetings and best wishes of the
Guardian of the Two Sanctuaries, King of Saudi Arabia Fahd ibn Abdul
Aziz Al Saud and Prince Sultan Ibn Abdul Aziz Al Saud to President
Ilham Aliyev, noting speedy development of the relations between the
two countries. He, in particular, stated that in settlement of the
Armenian-Azerbaijani, Nagorny Karabakh question, Saudi Arabia
supports the position of Azerbaijan and continues to support its
sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Ambassador Ali Hasan Ahmad Jafar handed over the letter of the King
of Saudi Arabia to the head of Azerbaijani State.
Requesting to convey his warm greetings to Guardian of the Two
Sanctuaries, King of Saudi Arabia Fahd ibn Abdul Aziz Al Saud,
President Ilham Aliyev reminded his visit together with President
Heydar Aliyev to this country in 1994.
In the course of conversation, it was stressed the extremely
important role of that official visit in development of cooperation
in all spheres between Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia and also
emphasized the discussions carried out on expansion of bilateral
relations during the visits of parliamentary and governmental
It was noted that currently the cooperation in the political,
economic and cultural fields is intensively developing.
Noting that Saudi Arabia renders assistance to Azerbaijan especially
in the development of infrastructure fields, President Ilham Aliyev
expressed confidence for further development of the mutually
The Head of State thanked for support of Azerbaijan’s position in the
Armenian-Azerbaijani, Nagorny Karabakh conflict.
Ambassador Ali Hasan Ahmad Jafar thanked to President Ilham Aliyev
for warm reception.