The resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, and the strengthening of bilateral relations, were the main themes in discussions that the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev had on Tuesday evening (14 March) with the President of France, Francois Hollande during a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris. President Aliyev is currently on an official visit to France. Earlier he met with several leading French buisnessmen and industrialists, as well as the leaders of the two houses of the French Parliament.
This evening the Azerbaijani president was the guest of honour at a dinner at the Elysee Palace hosted by President Hollande.
photo: President Hollande welcomoing president Aliyev at the Elysee Palace on tuesday, 14 March 2017 (picture courtesy of the press service of the French President)
“Russian understanding of geopolitics believes in the decisive role of hard power and military might as a key component of both domestic and foreign policy. Russian-led integration projects, aim to include as many post-soviet states as possible, and once in never let them go out”, argues Benyamin Poghosyan in this op-ed.