“Last September, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev made an official visit to Russia,” she said. “This is an important event in our bilateral relations. During this visit, 15 important documents were signed, which created the prospect for expanding our cooperation until 2024. It is important that the Russian-Azerbaijani ties are mutually beneficial, based on mutual respect, friendship and mutual consideration of interests. This creates exemplary mutually beneficial partnership relations for other states that have reached the level of strategic partners.”
Speaking about the development of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Russia in the humanitarian sphere, Matviyenko noted that First Vice-President of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva and the Heydar Aliyev Foundation led by her make huge contribution to the development of relations in this sphere.