Ambassador Wech handed his credentials to President Ilham Aliyev. The president then held a conversation with the ambassador.
Ambassador Axel Wech said high-level reciprocal visits, as well as close relations between the relevant bodies of the two countries create good basis for further development of the existing cooperation.
The Austrian diplomat noted his country is interested in expanding relations with Azerbaijan in various areas, including energy and tourism.
Touching upon the importance of high-level reciprocal visits in development of bilateral relations, President Ilham Aliyev recalled with pleasure his meetings and fruitful discussions with Austrian President Heinz Fischer.
Noting the mutual interest in the issues of expansion of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Austria in the fields of agriculture, construction and information-communication technologies, the head of state said Austrian companies successfully operate in Azerbaijan.
President Ilham Aliyev expressed his confidence that Ambassador Axel Wech will spare no efforts towards developing bilateral relations during his tenure in Azerbaijan.
On the same day, President Ilham Aliyev received the credentials of the newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Taqi Khalili.
Ambassador Khalili handed his credentials to President Ilham Aliyev, who then held the conversation with the ambassador.
Ambassador Khalili conveyed greetings on behalf of President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani to the head of state. He said he will spare no efforts towards expanding and deepening existing high-level relations with Azerbaijan during his diplomatic tenure.
The head of state recalled with pleasure President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani`s recent visit to Azerbaijan. President Ilham Aliyev said they held productive discussions to define key areas of future cooperation between the two countries, and expressed his confidence this cooperation will further develop.
The head of state expressed his gratitude for the greetings of President Ashraf Ghani and asked the diplomat to communicate his greetings to the president of Afghanistan.