Meeting with Italian Senate’s President Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati

Vice-president of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva met, October 18, President of the Italian Senate Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati.

The meeting took place at the national pavilion of Azerbaijan at the Milan Expo-2015, reassembled on the territory of the Seaside National Park.

Mehriban Aliyeva expressed delight with seeing Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati in Baku. Having noted that the guest was undertaking her first visit to Baku as the president of the Senate, she expressed confidence that this would contribute to strengthening of the relations. The First Vice-president noted that the relations between Azerbaijan and Italy were of strategic nature, and these relations covered a number of areas.

Saying “I am sure the meetings I am going to have within the framework of my visit to Baku would open possibilities to use the potential between our countries in a more efficient way”, - Mehriban Aliyeva said she was hopeful the visit by Maria Casellati to Azerbaijan will be successful.

Thanking for the hospitality, the Italian Senate’s president said this visit would contribute to strengthening of the bilateral relations further. Once more mentioning that this was her first visit to Azerbaijan as the president of the Italian Senate, the guest expressed contentment with the ties built in various fields. Maria Casellati brought to attention that her visit to Azerbaijan would contribute to advancing the relations in political, social and cultural fields. Saying “Your interest and love for Italy make us proud”, - the guest highly appreciated the activities of Mehriban Aliyeva both as the First Vice-president, and the head of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.

The meeting continued around a tea table. Then, Mehriban Aliyeva and Maria Casellati viewed our pavilion demonstrated at the World Exhibition Milan Expo 2015.

Having expressed delight with her acquaintance with the national pavilion, the Italian Senate’s president said it added special beauty to our city.