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Basescu: Romanian-Azerbaijani economic ties are on a rising trend

Political ties between Romania and Azerbaijan are excellent, and economic ties are on a rising trend, the president Traian Basescu concluded, yesterday, on the last day of his visit to Azerbaijan, during his meeting with the Speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament, Oktay Assadov.

 “We are meeting at the end of my visit to Azerbaijan and I can tell you it has been a great visit, which has met its targets, a visit which contributes to closer cooperation between Romania and Azerbaijan. Political ties between Azerbaijan and Romania are excellent, and economic ties are on a rising trend,” the Romanian head of state told the Azerbaijani official, according to romanialibera.ro. On the same day, the president attended the ceremony of laying wreaths at the grave of the former president of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev, and the grave of the latter’s wife, Zarifa Aliyeva. Furthermore, the Romanian head of state attended a ceremony in which flowers were laid at the Heroes’ Monument.

Traian Basescu started his visit on Monday in Baku, on which occasion the Joint Plan for Action to implement the strategic partnership between Romania and Azerbaijan was signed. According to a release by the Presidency, other topics addressed in meetings with the Azerbaijani authorities included bilateral ties, with a stress on energy topics, such as the AGRI and Nabucco projects, as well as EU-Azerbaijan ties, parliamentary cooperation, and topics prominent on the regional and international agenda. On the first day of the visit, the president also announced the intention of the state-owned energy company SOCAR of launching an ambitious plan to develop a gas station-network in Romania.

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