Azerbaijan’s President Set to Visit Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Republic of Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev is scheduled to pay a visit to Iran, an Iranian deputy foreign minister announced.

Azerbaijan’s President Set to Visit Iran

Speaking to reporters during a visit to Iran’s northwestern border city of Jolfa on Saturday, Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia and Pacific Ebrahim Rahimpour announced that Aliyev will visit Iran in the near future.

Turning to the economic progress in the border area of Aras Free Trade Zone (AFTZ), Rahimpour said Iranian officials will discuss Tehran-Baku trade ties with Aliyev during his upcoming visit.

“During the upcoming meeting with Azerbaijan’s president, we will put forward the necessary proposals for stronger economic relations and joint investment,” the Iranian diplomat noted.

In relevant remarks on Saturday, the Azeri president’s special envoy, Kamaladdin Heydarov, unveiled Aliyev’s plan to visit Iran soon.

Earlier in January, President Rouhani held a meeting with his Azeri counterpart on the sidelines of the 44th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss city of Davos.

In that meeting, Rouhani pointed to the numerous commonalities between Tehran and Baku, something he said would make “the development and progress of the Azeri nation” highly significant for Iran.

He also expressed the Islamic Republic’s preparedness to furnish its northwestern neighbor, Azerbaijan Republic, with a range of technical expertise in various fields, including the oil, gas and petrochemical industries.

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