Ahmadinejad calls Tehran-Baku ties brotherly

March 9, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has described Iran-Azerbaijan relationship as brotherly, saying this good relation should be promoted.

Ahmadinejad made the remarks in a meeting with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov on Monday in Tehran.
There is potential for expansion of bilateral ties, but expert and detailed planning is necessary for realization of this potential to the benefit of both nations, he said.
He added that not only should the commercial and economic relations be boosted, but the relationship between the two countries’ people should also be strengthened.
The Azerbaijani Foreign Minister said his country attaches great importance to its relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Iran and Azerbaijan as two Muslim neighbors should have a close relationship, he stated.
He also called for expansion of cooperation in the energy sector.
Mammadyarov had travelled to Tehran to attend the 8th meeting of Iran-Azerbaijan economic cooperation committee.