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Azerbaijan President’s visit to Belarus over

MINSK, 29 August (BelTA) – President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has completed his official two-day visit to the Republic of Belarus. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has seen off the high guest at Minsk National Airport, BelTA has learnt.

On 28 August the Presidents of Belarus and Azerbaijan held one-on-one meeting and then a meeting in the extended format to discuss bilateral cooperation.

Alexander Lukashenko confirmed Belarus’ commitment to further all-round cooperation with Azerbaijan. He stressed that Belarus and Azerbaijan have no closed themes. The two countries take pride in their many-year friendship.

The President of Belarus expressed confidence that the meeting would become the next important step in bilateral relations, would help outline new cooperation areas.

“I think our relations are distinguished by concrete projects behind every initiative. There has been no unsettled issue yet,” Ilham Aliyev said.

The two countries signed a number of documents to expand cooperation in various spheres.

Alexander Lukashenko has awarded President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev the Order of Friendship of Peoples. The Belarusian leader noted that this Order is bestowed upon a limited number of politicians who made a considerable contribution to the development of the Belarusian state and expansion of ties. “This historical award is a tribute to you and all the people of Azerbaijan,” the head of state said.

Before leaving Minsk for Baku, Ilham Aliyev laid flowers at the Victory Memorial.