Azerbaijani Ambassador to Italy Vagif Sadigov has met Mayor of Palermo Leoluca Orlando to discuss how to develop relations between the country and the city, SIA reports.
The Mayor of Palermo expressed his keenness to expand relations with the districts of Azerbaijan. He noted that a visit of businessmen from Palermo to Azerbaijan would create good opportunities for the determination of concrete areas of the economic cooperation.
He also stressed the importance of the implementation of joint projects with the districts of Azerbaijan in the fields of economy and culture.
Sadigov spoke of the current state of Azerbaijani-Italian ties, adding President Ilham Aliyev`s visit to Italy contributed to developing the relations. He also underlined the importance of the joint declaration on strategic partnership between Azerbaijan and Italy in terms of the expansion of cooperation.
“Italy is the first trade partner of Azerbaijan,” said the ambassador. He said political relations positively influenced on dynamic development of the economic cooperation.
He highlighted the activities of Italian companies in Azerbaijan, adding Azerbaijan was Italy’s second largest oil supplier. The diplomat said Azerbaijan attached great importance to boosting relations with the districts of Italy.