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Date: 15 November 2016 17:46A+
Baku, November 15, AZERTAC
An Azerbaijani delegation led by Minister of Energy Natig Aliyev has paid an official visit to Burkina Faso.
The visit was followed by a series of bilateral meetings in capital Ouagadougou. The meeting with the Chairperson of Burkina Faso Parliament (National Assembly) Salif Diallo was attended by representatives of the Azerbaijani delegation, including SOCAR Vice-President for investments and marketing Elshad Nasirov, management of Azerikimya PU and SOCAR Trading. The meeting touched upon the diplomatic ties between the two countries which dates back to 2004 and noted the bilateral cooperation held within the UN, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, as well as African Union where Azerbaijan participates with observer status. The parties highlighted the prospects for expanding further cooperation.
Minister Aliyev spoke about successful implementation of energy strategy in Azerbaijan, regional and international projects implemented with initiative and immediate participation of the country. According to him, Azerbaijan holds a special position in world energy market as one of major oil and gas exporters. The attendees also noted that Burkina Faso imports main sources of energy, and therefore, the country is interested in developing ties with Azerbaijan and cooperation in energy sector.
The Azerbaijani delegation also met with President of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kabore and Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba.