Azerbaijan, Djibouti to strengthen inter-parliamentary ties


By Sara Israfilbayova

A delegation headed by President of the National Assembly of Djibouti Mohamed Ali Houmed is on visit to Baku to mull the development of the bilateral ties.

Speaker of Azerbaijan`s Parliament Ogtay Asadov met the delegation on May 3, noting that reciprocal visits contribute to development of bilateral bonds

He said the visit of the President of the National Assembly of Djibouti will open new page in development of inter-parliamentary ties.

The speaker highlighted developing relations between the two countries in the humanitarian, economic fields across the last years. He stressed the importance of boosting economic cooperation.

On establishment of inter-parliamentary friendship group, the Speaker emphasized the significance of reciprocal visits of MPs, as well as arranging the economic forums. He said the resolution adopted by the Djiboutian parliament is indicative of the friendly ties between the two countries.

In turn, Mohamed Ali Houmed said both countries are bound together by religious and cultural ties and stressed the importance of further strengthening these bonds. He said current level of relations gives the impression that these ties have a long history.

During the Baku visit, the delegation was earlier received by President Ilham Aliyev, who expressed a confidence that the visit will play a significant role in the development of Azerbaijan-Djibouti relations.

Azerbaijan and Djibouti signed a bilateral intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in civil aviation on February, 2017. 30 tons of Azerbaijani goods produced under the brand “Made in Azerbaijan” were delivered to Djibouti via the first cargo flight.

Presentation of Azerbaijani goods in the new market gives momentum to the development of bilateral trade relations between the two countries and will stimulate the growth in trade turnover. The sides believe that the establishment of air transportation between Azerbaijan and Djibouti will also contribute to the development of political and cultural relations between the two countries.



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