President Ilham Aliyev meets his Venezuelan and Djiboutian counterparts

  25 October 2019    Read: 9050
  President Ilham Aliyev meets his Venezuelan and Djiboutian counterparts

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has met with President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro and President of the Republic of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh.

President Nicolas Maduro hailed the excellent organization of the 18th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement and thanked President Ilham Aliyev for chairing the event.

The sides expressed confidence that Azerbaijan will successfully chair the Non-Aligned Movement.

They underlined the important role of the Bandung principles in interstate relations, emphasizing that based on these principles, the Non-Aligned Movement contributes to international peace and security.

The sides described the Bandung principles, particularly the independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity of states and non-interference in their internal affairs as fundamental principles of international relations.

Nicolas Maduro and Ilham Aliyev also stressed the importance of enhancing solidarity, mutual support and cooperation among the member states within the Non-Aligned Movement.

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The Djiboutian president thanked President Ilham Aliyev for the excellent organization of the 18th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement and hospitality.

President Ismail Omar Guelleh said that Azerbaijan was subjected to aggression by the neighbouring country, adding that Azerbaijan`s just demand for the settlement of the conflict was legitimate. The president recalled that the National Assembly of Djibouti adopted a resolution recognizing the Khojaly genocide.

President Ilham Aliyev stressed the importance of cooperation and mutual support between the two countries within international organizations. The Azerbaijani president pointed out that the events committed in Khojaly were recognized as a genocide by more than 10 countries. The head of state underlined that the resolution on the Khojaly genocide adopted by the National Assembly of Djibouti was highly appreciated.

The sides also exchanged views on the development of economic and trade relations between the two countries.


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