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Aliyev: Azerbaijan hopes for better relations with Montenegro

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has sent a congratulatory letter to newly elected President of Montenegro Milo Dukanovic | NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has sent a congratulatory letter to newly elected President of Montenegro Milo Dukanovic.

In the letter, he told his counterpart “I sincerely congratulate you on your election as the president of Montenegro.”

“The relations between Azerbaijan and Montenegro are on the path of dynamic development. I hope that in the subsequent period of your activity as the head of state we will continue further expansion of friendly relations between our countries and peoples and will deepen our cooperation of mutual interest. I wish you strong health, happiness, success in your activity for the well-being of the people of Montenegro,” he added in his letter.

The Azerbaijani president seems to be always keen on Montenegrin-Azerbaijani relations. Earlier in mid-March 2018, the two countries discussed cooperation between the two countries which gives contributions to development of bilateral beneficial cooperation.

Both parties noted that both countries support each other within the international organizations, adding Azerbaijan and Montenegro show interest to realizing the joint projects in the fields of transport, investment, tourism, trade, and stressed the importance of reciprocal visits, exchange of experience between the businessmen in establishing and developing the direct bonds.

The parties also emphasized the significance of solving the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict within the norms of international law and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.

In April, Montenegro’s Milo Djukanovic steered to victory with 53.8 percent of the votes of presidential elections in according to a projection by the Centre for Monitoring and Research (CeMI). The independent NGO Centre for Monitoring (CEMI) said the six-time former prime minister had garnered almost 54 percent of the vote with two thirds of ballots counted.

The 56-year-old is expected to transform the presidency, previously a ceremonial five-year post held by his ally Filip Vujanovic, into the real seat of power in the country of 620,000 people.