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PRESS-RELİZ No 36
PRESS-RELİZ No 35
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PRESIDENT OF AZERBAIJAN ILHAM ALIYEV LEFT FOR CHINA WITH A STATE VISIT
[March 16, 2005]
On the invitation of Chairman of the People’s Republic of China, President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev has left for this country with a state visit.
At the Heydar Aliyev International Airport, the head of the Azerbaijan State was seen off by Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Artur Rasizade, head of the President Administration Ramiz Mehdiyev, Mayor of Baku Hajibala Abutalibov and charge\' d\'affaires of PRC in Azerbaijan Sun Veidun.
President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev has arrived in the People’s Republic of China on a state visit, March 17, AzerTAj correspondent reports.
At the Beijing airport adorned with state flags of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the People’s Republic of China, a Guard of Honor was lined up in honor of the Azerbaijan President.
Deputy foreign minister Li Sei, ambassador of Azerbaijan in Beijing Yashar Aliyev and ambassador of China to Azerbaijan Chzhan Siun welcomed the Head of the Azerbaijan State and his spouse Mehriban Khanum Aliyeva.
Then, President of Azerbaijan was escorted to his residence in the “Yayintay” state hotel.
On March 17, President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev arrived at the Chinese Parliament, the Assembly of People\'s Representatives.
The Head of Azerbaijan and his spouse Mrs. Mehriban Aliyev were sincerely welcomed here by Chinese President Hu Jintao. Chinese officials were introduced to President Ilham Aliyev, and members of the Azerbaijani delegation to Mr. Hu Jintao.
After national anthems of the two countries were performed, the Presidents of Azerbaijan and China passed along a Guard of Honor lined up here in honor of the Azerbaijani leader.
After the official welcoming ceremony, an enlarged Azerbaijan-China meeting took place.
Sincerely greeting President Ilham Aliyev, President Hu Jintao congratulated, on behalf of the Chinese people and government, the Azerbaijani delegation and the people of the country on the occasion of upcoming Novruz bayram.
Addressing President Ilham Aliyev, the Chinese leader said: “Your visit to China is very important event in the history of Azerbaijan-China relations. Your visit will serve strengthening mutual understanding between Azerbaijan and China, and become a symbol of all-round development of the bilateral relations.”
Mr. Hu Jintao noted China was aware of the President Ilham Aliyev’s purposeful policy towards economic growth in the Azerbaijan, improvement of people’s social conditions, and expressed satisfaction with strengthening of Azerbaijan’s leading position in the South Caucasus. The Chinese President advised that his country would provide 15 million yuans assistance to Azerbaijan.
President Ilham Aliyev for his part expressed gratitude to his counterpart for the invitation to visit China noting “Azerbaijan attached a great importance to this visit”. “This visit will bring political, economic and cultural relations between our two countries up to a new level,” he said. The President expressed confidence that Azerbaijan’s leadership would continue to encourage Chinese business circles in making investments in various sectors of the country’s economy. He also expressed confidence that the two countries would support each other in the framework of international organizations.
The parties also exchanged views on the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. Mr. Jintao noted China unambiguously support territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, and touching in this connection upon Taiwan issue, said “we stand for peaceful resolution of conflicts, on the base of international legal norms, particularly, in accordance with the UN Charter. The Chinese leader thanked the Azerbaijani leadership for the support as for the Taiwan problem.
Speaking of Azerbaijan’s most painful problem, the conflict with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh, President Ilham Aliyev highly appreciated China’s support of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan at the international level
The parties also exchanged view on a number of bilateral and regional issues.
In the framework of the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s official visit to China, a set of bilateral agreements was signed on March 17 at the Diao Yu Tai State Guest House.
The documents are: Agreement on cooperation in the youth field between the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Tourism of Azerbaijan and All-Chinese Youth Federation; Agreement on cooperation between Azerbaijan State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company and Central Television of China; Memorandum on bilateral relations between the Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Information Industry of China; Agreement on sport-technical cooperation between the National Olympic Committees of Azerbaijan and China; and Agreement on cooperation between the Ministries of Justice of Azerbaijan and China.
On March 17, on behalf of President of the People’s Republic of China Hu Jintao and his spouse, an official reception was arranged in honor of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and his spouse.
The visit by President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev to China continues.
Contact: Shohrat Mustafayev