Monday, August 21, 2017

Diplomatic relations milestone between Azerbaijan and Russia celebrated in Yekaterinburg

The 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Russia was recently celebrated in Yekaterinburg.

The event was able to bring together MPs from the Sverdlovsk Oblast, employees of the Russian Foreign Ministry, the heads of the Ministry of International and Foreign Economic Relations, and diplomats, Today.az reports.

At the gathering, Azerbaijani consul general Sultan Gasimov discussed the achievements gained in Azerbaijan, and the successful development of political and economic relations established with Russia after national leader Heydar Aliyev's return to the power.

Additionally, Gasimov stressed the all-round development of relations in political, economic, cultural and scientific spheres, while recalling ideas expressed by Presidents Ilham Aliyev and Dmitry Medvedev, according to Today.az.

Russian MP Yevgeny Artukh was on hand to pass along the greetings of Chairman of Duma of Sverdlovsk Oblast Ludmila Babushkina, and to point out that 20 years ago, relations between Azerbaijan and Russia were established in a new political format.

Also providing greetings at the event were Larisa Sharf, the chief of the Organizing Department of the Ministry of International and Foreign Economic Relations, and Victor Polyanin, the head of the Office of the Belarus Embassy in Yekaterinburg, according to Today.az.