President Ilham Aliyev received credentials of incoming Ambassador of the Netherlands

Baku, September 14, AZERTAC

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received credentials of the newly appointed Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands to Azerbaijan, Onno Kervers.

Ambassador Onno Kervers reviewed a guard of honor.

Onno Kervers presented his credentials to President Ilham Aliyev.

President Ilham Aliyev then had a conversation with the Ambassador.

Hailing bilateral relations between the two countries, the head of state noted that Azerbaijan was keen on further expanding these ties.

Recalling his meeting with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte during international events, President Ilham Aliyev underlined the importance of the visits of Dutch ministers and other senior officials accompanied by large delegations to Azerbaijan in terms of boosting cooperation between the two countries. The head of state said a number of Dutch companies were successfully operating in Azerbaijan, and praised the significant projects which they implemented. The President hailed the contribution of the Netherlands as an important member of the European Union to Europe-related issues. President Ilham Aliyev hailed positive prospects for the development of both Azerbaijan-Netherlands and Azerbaijan-European Union relations. He expressed his confidence that these relations would further develop. The head of state expressed his hope that Onno Kervers would contribute to the development of these ties and cooperation between the two countries.

Ambassador Onno Kervers extended the best wishes of the King of the Netherlands His Majesty Willem-Alexander to Azerbaijan and its people. He described the relations between the two countries, which were established in a relatively short period of time, as dynamically developing.

The Ambassador noted that he was deeply impressed by the beauty of Baku. Saying Dutch companies were actively operating in a variety of fields in Azerbaijan, Onno Kervers hailed good opportunities for the expansion of ties in the fields of energy, information and communication technologies and agriculture.

President Ilham Aliyev thanked for the wishes of the King of the Netherlands, and asked the Ambassador to extend his greetings to His Majesty Willem-Alexander.