First Vice-president of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva met, September 25, President of the Italian Senate Mrs Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati.
Sincerely greeting Mehriban Aliyeva, Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati highly appreciated the Azerbaijan-Italy relations, including the ties between the parliaments of the two countries. She emphasized the great achievements reached between our countries in all directions, including political, economic, commercial, legislative and cultural spheres, as well as science and technology.
Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati, touching upon the significance of the conference held in the Italian Senate in connection with the 100th anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan, noted that early in the last century, Azerbaijan made significant steps as a carrier of progressive ideas.
Highly appreciating Mehriban Aliyeva’s multilateral activity, Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati mentioned that the Heydar Aliyev Foundation has been implementing a series of projects in Italy in cultural and humanitarian spheres, including those associated with restoration of cultural monuments. She thanked Mehriban Aliyeva for all these works, expressing confidence this cooperation would continue further.
Thanking for the sincere meeting, Mehriban Aliyeva congratulated Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati on her recent undertaking of a new activity in the capacity of president of the Senate, and wished successes in her activities. Confidence was expressed that the Italian-Azerbaijani relations would successfully advance further. She thanked the President of the Italian Senate for the high appreciation of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation’s activities.
It was underscored, at the meeting, that the visit undertaken by the Italian President to Azerbaijan in July this year was an index showing the level of our relations. Fruitful negotiations held within this visit will make significant contribution to the advancement of our relations.
Successful participation of Italian companies in a series of economic projects in Azerbaijan was noted during the meeting. It was mentioned that official Rome highly appreciates Azerbaijan’s role in the energy security of Europe, including Italy. It was further noted that the cultural relations between Azerbaijan and Italy that contribute to improvement of relations between our peoples were developing.