Aliyev Holds Private Meeting With German President

GERMANY (Azertag)–Following an official welcoming ceremony–a private meeting was held between Azeri President Ilham Aliyev and President of Germany Horst Koehler on August 25–AzerTag personal correspondent reports.

During the conversation–President Koehler highly valued the Azeri leader’s first official visit to Germany–stressing it would have a positive impact on the development of bilateral relations and promote economic cooperation between the two countries.

Expressing satisfaction with the hospitality shown to him during the visit–Aliyev pointed out the importance of expanding cooperation between Azerbaijan and Germany–particularly in regards to international organizations and integration of Azerbaijan into European structures.

Regarding the Karabagh conflict–Koehler stated that Germany completely supports the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and will adhere to this position in the future. Germany as an OSCE member will intensify its efforts concerning the problem–he said.

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