The President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, who is on a working visit to the United Kingdom, met with Chief Executive of BP Robert Dudley on August 6.
APA reports that they expressed satisfaction with the long-term successful cooperation between Azerbaijan and BP. They exchanged view on the second phase of development of Shah Deniz gas field and the other implemented projects.
They expressed confidence in further development of cooperation between Azerbaijan and BP. The President and his family also attended events at the London Olympics where Azerbaijani sportsmen have won a number of medals.
source: commonspace.eu with APA
photo: The president of Azerbaijan with the Chief Executive of BP in London on 6 August (picture courtesy of the Press Service of the President of Azerbaijan).
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