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Ilham Aliyev: Pandemic affected course of events in all countries

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On the initiative of Moldova, a video conference was held between the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of Moldova Igor Dodon.

During the meeting, the heads of state exchanged views on measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic and discussed future work in eliminating its socioeconomic consequences.

The presidents also congratulated each other on the past Victory Day.

“I would also like to congratulate you and through you all the people of Moldova on the past Victory Day. This holiday has always been very dear to our countries. It is gratifying that we retain the memory of those who laid their heads for our Victory. Those who are still with us today, although there are fewer of them, enjoy great respect in our countries. Of course, we always bilaterally focused on active interaction. I recall our meetings both in Baku and at international venues. Therefore, it is only natural that Azerbaijan showed solidarity with Moldova at this difficult time. Because it is in difficult times that we need to support each other, when all is well, everyone congratulates each other and rejoice in each other’s success. But, of course, we must also support each other in difficult times as much as we can. I am grateful to you for your letter in this regard and for the fact that you mentioned it today. Of course, the pandemic has affected the course of events in all countries, including international politics. But modern technology allows us to work and communicate actively even in this format. So I am sure that today’s conversation will also be beneficial and result-oriented,” President Aliyev said.

Touching upon the development of cooperation between the two countries in various fields after the pandemic, presidents emphasized that there were favorable opportunities for expanding ties in the fields of trade, economy, transport, energy, and other areas, as well as implementing investment projects. In this regard, the presidents noted that holding a meeting of the intergovernmental commission in the post-pandemic period would contribute to strengthening economic cooperation.

I. Aliyev and I. Dodon discussed prospects for the expansion of ties between the two countries’ business circles and holding a business forum in the future. The President of Moldova once again brought to the attention the invitation of the Azerbaijani President to pay an official visit to his country. President Ilham Aliyev, in turn, invited President of Moldova Igor Dodon to pay an official visit to Azerbaijan at his convenience.

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