No:100/18, Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov received the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Azerbaijan, Moussaid bin Ibrahim al-Sulayman, upon termination of his diplomatic tenure in Azerbaijan
Ambassador Mubadis bin Ibrahim al-Suleymi congratulated President Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of the election as the president at the presidential elections by Azerbaijani people held in our country. The ambassador noted that his country attaches great importance to the development of relations with Azerbaijan.

At the meeting the sides underlined that the political relations between Azerbaijan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are at an excellent level and are pleased with the development of the economic, trade and tourism cooperation. It was noted that more than 35,000 Saudi Arabian citizens visited our country last year and this indicator will increase further this year by signing an air link agreement and direct air flights.

Minister Elmar Mammadyarov highly appreciated Saudi Arabia's consistent position with regard to Armenia's aggression and occupation of the Azerbaijan's territories, as well as support for Azerbaijan's fair and just position in the international organizations. The Minister emphasized that the humanitarian aid provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the refugees and internally displaced persons as a result of Armenia's aggression against Azerbaijan in difficult times in the early 1990s has never been forgotten.

Ambassador Mousadi bin Ibrahim al-Suleymi expressed his gratitude for the support to the development of cooperation between the two countries during his tenure, noting that Saudi Arabia's stance on the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will consistently continue.

Elmar Mammadyarov highly appreciated the efforts of the Ambassador Mousadi bin Ibrahim al-Suleymine made for the development of traditional friendly and partnership relations between our countries and wished every success in his future endeavors.

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