President Maduro analyzes cooperation with Azerbaijani leader | New
During a videoconference held on Friday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev assessed bilateral cooperation between their countries within the framework of the working visit that the Bolivarian leader is making to this Asian country.
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The two leaders met virtually as some members of the Venezuelan delegation tested positive for COVID-19. The Maduro-Aliyev meeting took place in an atmosphere of trust and optimism about the prospects for the development of relations between the two nations.
The Bolivarian leader expressed his satisfaction for his third visit to Azerbaijan and stressed that Venezuela attaches great importance to relations with this former Soviet republic. Maduro also praised the multilateral work carried out by the Aliyev administration, especially with regard to the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).
Venezuela supports Azerbaijan in the one-year extension of its presidency of the NAM since this country is committed to the principles of Bandung which inspire the non-aligned nations.
For his part, President Aliyev stressed that Venezuela has always supported the solution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict within the parameters of respect for the territorial integrity of his country. Fortunately, this conflict has already been resolved by “restoring justice and international law”.
“Our countries have always supported and will continue to support each other’s sovereignty and independence,” the Azerbaijani president stressed, recalling the importance of strengthening bilateral relations by expanding economic cooperation.
As part of his official visit, Maduro laid a wreath at the tomb of the founder of the modern Azerbaijani state, Heydar Aliyvev, who marked the destinies of this Eurasian country for 30 years.