Azerbaijan’s top official visits Japan

Azerbaijani Presidents Assistant for Public and Political Affairs, Ali Hasanov has paid a visit to Japan this week, Azertac state news agency reports.

The visit aimed to discuss the current state and developing prospects of bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries.

During the visit, Hasanov has met Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan Hiroshige Seko who highlighted the role of Azerbaijan in ensuring the energy security of Europe.

Hiroshige Seko also said Azerbaijans role in ensuring the security and peace increased in the entire region and the world. On importance of Hasanov’s visit to Japan Hiroshige Seko applauded the development of relations between the two countries, saying his country was interested in broader economic cooperation with Azerbaijan.

Hasanov, in turn, stressed the importance of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Japan in bilateral and international level.

The top official also emphasized the significance of continuing the implementation of investments by Japanese companies to Azerbaijan.

Speaking about the dynamic development of Azerbaijan, as well as the reforms course carried out by President Ilham Aliyev, Hasanov said the country conducted independent, active and stabilizing foreign policy.

Stressing the importance of reciprocal visits in development of bilateral relations, the Assistant handed over the letter of invitation of President Aliyev to Hiroshige Seko on Premier Shinzo Abes official visit to Azerbaijan.

Hasanov further met Director General of the Office for the Promotion of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games under Japans Cabinet of Ministers, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister for healthcare and sport affairs Takeo Hirata, Vice-Minister for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Miki Yamada.

They exchanged views on prospects of relations between the two countries in economic, cultural, social and sport fields.

The sides stressed that such visits would play a vital role in bringing the two nations closer to each other.

Azerbaijans Ambassador to Japan Gursel Ismayilzade was also present at the meetings.

Presidents Assistant for Public and Political Affairs Ali Hasanov was interviewed by Japanese Kyodo News and JIJI Press.

Assistant Ali Hasanov has visited Hiroshima and Kyoto cities of Japan.

Source: Azer News