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OFFICIAL VISIT OF AZERBAIJANI PRESIDENT ILHAM ALIYEV TO POLAND
[March 30, 2005]
On March 30, official ceremony of welcoming of President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev was held at the palace of President of the Republic of Poland.
A Guard of Honor was lined up in front of the Palace decorated with national flags of Azerbaijan and Poland.
President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev and his spouse Ms. Mehriban Khanum Aliyeva were cordially welcomed by the President of Poland Aleksander Kwasniewski and Senhora Iolanta Kwasniewski.
State anthems of Azerbaijan and Poland were performed.
Chief of the Guard of Honor reported to the President of Azerbaijan.
President of Azerbaijan revered the soldiers.
President of Poland Alexander Kwasniewski and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev presented their governmental officials to each other.
The Heads of State and their wives were taken their photograph.
Then, the Presidents and their wives met the heads and representatives of the foreign embassies accredited in Poland.
On March 30, after the official welcoming ceremony, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of Poland Aleksander Kwasniewski had a private meeting.
The Presidents emphasized high level of the bilateral relations, existing and steady developing links in the political, economic and other fields. The sides also stressed on readiness of Poland in rendering assistance in the question of integration of Azerbaijan to Europe, Euro-Atlantic structures. It was stated that there are wide prospects for quick development of the economic links between two countries.
President of Poland with pleasure reminded his visit to Baku, as well as the meetings with the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in the international arrangements, saying Poland is steady partner of Azerbaijan.
On the same day, was held a meeting in enlarged format with the participation of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of Poland Aleksander Kwasniewski. President of Poland highly appreciated official visit of the Azerbaijan President to Poland, underlining that it is a new stage in strengthening of bilateral relations between two countries. Speaking of his visit to Baku emphasized the importance of strengthening of Azerbaijan’s independence, integration of country to Europe, successful co-op with NATO and the current accomplishments in the economic development. He also stressed significance of increasing of commodity turnover between the countries and cooperation in the military sphere.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev gave high assessment to assistance of Poland to Azerbaijan in integration to the NATO and European structures, stressed confidence for further continuation of this aid.
The Heads of State stressed necessity of strengthening of cooperation on the international organizations.
In the meeting, also were discussed issues of the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno Karabakh conflict, regional cooperation, and some other questions of international significance.
After the meeting in an enlarged format, was held the ceremony of signing of documents with the participation of the Heads of State.
Defense minister of the Azerbaijan Republic Safar Abiyev and defense minister of the Republic of Poland Yeji Smaytsinski signed the “Agreement between the Government of Azerbaijan Republic and Government of the Republic of Poland on cooperation in the defense field”. Heads of customs services of Azerbaijan Kamaladdin Heydarov and of Poland Veslav Chizhovich signed the Agreement on customs cooperation.
Minister of Economic Development of Azerbaijan Farhad Aliyev and Minister of Economy and Labor of Poland Miroslav Zhelinsky signed the document on economic cooperation.
Then, the defense minister of the Republic of Poland Yeji Smaytsinski presented to the defense minister of Azerbaijan Safar Abiyev the archive documents conferring participation of the Azerbaijani officers in the polish troops in 1920-1938.
On March 30, after signing of documents, the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and the President of Poland Aleksander Kwasniewski have held joint press conference.
The Heads of State have addressed to journalists with statements.
President Aleksander Kwasniewski, highly having estimated the signed documents, has told: “They represent great value for strengthening of bilateral relations, cooperation between Azerbaijan and Poland in economic, military and other fields. Having reminded about the official visit to Azerbaijan, he has noted that the documents signed at that time also play important role in development of bilateral links. The Polish head has told: “We support efforts of Azerbaijan in the field of integration into the European structures and the NATO. We watch closely development of democracy, tendencies of economic progress in Azerbaijan, and all this are very important factors”.
President Aleksander Kwasniewski informed that between Azerbaijan and Poland, are being prepared a number of joint projects - including projects in the field of transportation of natural gas and oil to Europe, which further will be realized. With President Ilham Aliyev, also were widely discussed the international questions. The detailed exchange of views on questions of service of the Azerbaijan and Polish militaries has been carried out in structure of peace-making forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, regional questions, settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev thanked the President of Poland for the invitation to make official visit, has emphasized rapid development of relations between two countries. The Head of the Azerbaijan State has noted that during the meeting with the President of Poland, has taken place wide exchange of views on bilateral, regional and international questions. Azerbaijan and Poland successfully enough cooperate. President Ilham Aliyev has expressed the President of Poland gratitude for support of the policy of integration pursued by Azerbaijan in the Euro-Atlantic structures and the NATO.
Having dwelt then on reforms conducted in Azerbaijan, successes in the field of economic development, the President of Azerbaijan has told: “Our republic possesses very rich natural resources. Carried out with participation of our country large-scale power projects, and also the project of the East - West transport corridor and others will serve strengthening of peace and safety in region.
Having touched also the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, President Ilham Aliyev has noted, that Azerbaijan supports peace settlement of the mentioned problem on the basis of norms of international law. Today\'s norms of international law demand inviolability of territorial integrity of each state. As a result of this conflict, more than 1 million Azerbaijanis became refugees and IDPs. It is necessary for European Union and other international organizations to make active efforts directed on the fair solution of the said question.
Then, Presidents have answered questions interesting journalists.
On the same day, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev came to the Lower House of the supreme legislative body of Poland, the Seym.
Deputy chairman of Seym’s Administration Lek Chap and other officials welcomed Head of the Azerbaijan State.
President of Azerbaijan Republic met with Vice-Marshal of the Polich Seym Mr. Tomas Nalench.
Noting that it is honor for him to meet with Head of the Azerbaijan State, Mr. Tomas Nalench said it was landmark event to see honorable guests in the Polish Seym. We are convinced that this visit will be a new stage in development of our bilateral relations”, Mr. Nalench underlined.
President Ilham Aliyev spoke of development of the Azerbaijani-Polish relations, stated that from this point of view, the inter-parliamentary ties are of great importance. I hope that the links between Parliaments of our states will develop and henceforth, President of Azerbaijan emphasized.
Head of the Azerbaijan State gave high assessment to the relations within the international organizations, in particular, close cooperation of the parliamentarian delegations of two countries at the Council of Europe.
The Polish parliamentarians highly assessed accomplishments of Azerbaijan in the socio-economic field, expressed readiness to assist to Azerbaijan in integration to the European Union and the NATO. They also highly valued the conditions created for the Polish community in Azerbaijan.
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