Speaker of Latvian parliament embarks on official visit to Azerbaijan

Daiga Mierina, Speaker of the Latvian Saeima, and her accompanying delegation arrived on an official visit to Azerbaijan. At the Heydar Aliyev International Airport decorated with national flags of the two countries, the Latvian delegation was welcomed by head of the Milli Majlis working group for Azerbaijan-Latvia interparliamentary ties Kamran Bayramov and Azerbaijan's ambassador to Latvia Elnur Sultanov. Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi: The most important issue for us is the interests of our countries

'The relations in the fields of energy, transport, culture, economy and trade should serve the interests of the peoples of our countries. The most important issue for us is the interests of our countries,' said President of Iran Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, as he addressed a ceremony to commission the "Khudafarin" hydroelectric complex and inaugurate the "Giz Galasi" hydroelectric complex on the Araz River. 'The enemies do not want to see the development of either Azerbaijan or Iran. We think that the development of Azerbaijan is our own development,' pointed out the Iranian President. Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

President of Iran: We were one of the first countries to explicitly state that Karabakh is the territory of Azerbaijan

'We were one of the first countries to explicitly state that Karabakh is the territory of Azerbaijan. I want to state again that we are always ready to show our cooperation on the basis of the revival program in this region, in Karabakh,' said President of Iran Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, as he addressed a ceremony to commission the "Khudafarin" hydroelectric complex and inaugurate the "Giz Galasi" hydroelectric complex on the Araz River. 'The 140km railway and bridges over highways under construction in the Kalala-Aghband region are also strategic projects. We are pushing this project forward very fast,' the Iranian President noted. Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi: Iran’s relationship with Azerbaijan is more than a relationship with a neighbor

'We, of course, are brotherly, neighbouring and friendly countries. Iran's relationship with Azerbaijan is more than a relationship with a neighbor. It is a kinship,' said President of Iran Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, as he addressed a ceremony to commission the "Khudafarin" hydroelectric complex and inaugurate the "Giz Galasi" hydroelectric complex on the Araz River. 'This connection and bond is a very strong, it is a very deep bond. This bond, this relationship is based on the deep historical, cultural and religious ties between the two countries,' said the Iranian President. Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

Interstate relations between Iran and Azerbaijan reached the highest level

'Today, the whole world can see how strong Iran-Azerbaijani friendship is. This friendship has deep roots and a deep history,' said President Ilham Aliyev as he addressed a ceremony to commission the "Khudafarin" hydroelectric complex and inaugurate the "Giz Galasi" hydroelectric complex on the Araz River. 'For centuries, the peoples of Iran and Azerbaijan have lived and created together, and I think that the interstate relations built on this solid foundation have reached the highest level,' added the head of state. Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

President Ilham Aliyev: Iranian-Azerbaijani friendship and brotherhood are an important factor for the stability of the region VIDEO

'Iranian-Azerbaijani friendship and brotherhood are an important factor for the stability of the region and for the strengthening of future security,' said President Ilham Aliyev as he addressed a ceremony to commission the "Khudafarin" hydroelectric complex and inaugurate the "Giz Galasi" hydroelectric complex on the Araz River. The head of state emphasized: 'We support each other in all international organizations of which we are members, and we will continue to do so.' Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

President of Azerbaijan: We have major plans in the field of energy

'We have major plans in the field of energy. As already mentioned, the construction of two 280 megawatt hydropower plants is scheduled here,' said President Ilham Aliyev as he addressed a ceremony to commission the "Khudafarin" hydroelectric complex and inaugurate the "Giz Galasi" hydroelectric complex on the Araz River. The head of state noted that equal distribution of energy will also benefit both countries (Azerbaijan and Iran - ed.). Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

President: The interference of non-regional countries in our affairs is unacceptable

'The development of the region must be secured through the will of the peoples living in the countries of the region. The interference of non-regional countries in our affairs is unacceptable,' said President Ilham Aliyev as he addressed a ceremony to commission the "Khudafarin" hydroelectric complex and inaugurate the "Giz Galasi" hydroelectric complex on the Araz River. 'If anyone - leaders of countries thousands of kilometers away from here - want to achieve any results in this region, let them talk to us. Inappropriate and unnecessary intervention has not brought about and will not bring about any results,' the head of state added. Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

President: Creation of ‘green energy’ sources in Karabakh, East Zangezur, and Nakhchivan will benefit the entire region VIDEO

'The liberated Karabakh and East Zangezur regions, as well as the Nakhchivan region, have been declared 'green energy' zones in Azerbaijan. These regions make up about 25 percent of our territory,' said President Ilham Aliyev as he addressed a ceremony to commission the "Khudafarin" hydroelectric complex and inaugurate the "Giz Galasi" hydroelectric complex on the Araz River. 'The creation of 'green energy' sources in these regions will benefit the entire region,' the head of state underlined. Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency