Azerbaijani President receives WCO secretary general
Baku, April 13 (AzerTAc). President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received today secretary general of the World Customs Organization (WCO), Kunio Mikuriya. The Head of State said Azerbaijan was an active member of the WCO. President Ilham Aliyev underlined the importance of Baku`s hosting a conference of heads of customs services of the WCO European Region. He expressed hope the conference would contribute to strengthening cooperation between Azerbaijan and WCO.
Kunio Mikuriya, in turn, praised the ongoing rapid economic development processes in Azerbaijan. He expressed satisfaction with his visit to Azerbaijan. Mikuriya noted the International conference on fighting against illegal drug trafficking held last year in Baku with support of President Ilham Aliyev was very useful for the WCO. He added a remarkable conference was held in Brussels as follow-up to this event.
They also said in the meeting good opportunities exist for expansion of cooperation between Azerbaijan and WCO.