President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on Wednesday received delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal Paulo Portas.
The Head of State said the visit of the minister Paulo Portas will open a new page in the development of bilateral relations between the two countries. The President said the delegation will hold productive meetings in Azerbaijan which will pave the way for the development of bilateral ties in various directions. President Ilham Aliyev said there is a huge potential for the development of relations and partnership between Azerbaijan and Portugal.
Foreign Minister of Portugal Paulo Portas conveyed greetings of the President of Portugal Anibal António Cavaco Silva to the Azerbaijani leader. He has also emphasized the importance of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Portugal within the UN Security Council. Paulo Portas said Portugal will open its Embassy in Azerbaijan in nearest future. The minister said Portugal is interested in developing ties with Azerbaijan in various areas.
The sides also dwelled on the peaceful settlement of the Armenia - Azerbaijan Nagorno Karabakh dispute, cooperation with EU and other issues.
Azerbaijani President asked the minister Paulo Portas to pass on his greetings to the President of Portugal.