Azerbaijani President receives Russian FM

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Baku, April 3 (AzerTAc). President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today received Russian minister of foreign affairs Sergei Lavrov.
The Russian FM said his bilateral meetings in Baku saw him discuss with Azerbaijani colleagues issues related to the expansion of relations between the two countries.
Mr. Lavrov said all bodies of Azerbaijan and Russia had good cooperation, expressing satisfaction with the fact “this cooperation reached the level of strategic partnership”.
The Russian FM said his country was interested in deepening the existing relationship with Azerbaijan.
President Ilham Aliyev said relations between Azerbaijan and Russia were based on good neighborhood principles and were strategic in nature.
The Head of State said Azerbaijan and Russia enjoyed good relations on all levels, and emphasized the importance of economic, political and humanitarian cooperation.
President Ilham Aliyev said last year saw the two countries` political cooperation strengthen and trade increase.
He noted relations between Azerbaijan and Russia`s federal districts were intensively continuing.
The Azerbaijani leader expressed hope the Russian FM`s visit would contribute to expanding the relationship between the two countries.