Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Islamic Republic of Iran met with ECO Secretary General
H.E. Mr. Bunyad Huseynov, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Islamic Republic of Iran who has been appointed as the Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) by the Decree of H.E.Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan presented the letter of credentials to H.E. Halil Ibrahim Akca, Secretary General of ECO on September 28, 2016.
During the meeting Ambassador Huseynov indicated that energy and transport projects, initiated and realized by Azerbaijan within the cooperation with regional and international partners contribute to regional development. Azerbaijan takes an active part in implementation of “North-South” and “East-West” transport corridors. Early finalization of Qazvin-Rasht-Astara(Iran)-Astara(Azerbaijan) rail way project, which is a part of “North-South” transport corridor will give new impetus to economic growth and enhance transport opportunities for the countries involved, as well as the whole region.
It was underlined that Azerbaijan continues contributing to ECO objectives and aims by its real deeds.
Secretary General praised Azerbaijan’s activities in ECO. He stated that Azerbaijan pays attention to main priorities, which are common for the whole region and include transport, alternative energy, trade and investment, agriculture, information technologies and tourism.
Prospects of development of relations between Azerbaijan and ECO and other issues of mutual interest were also discussed during the meeting.