Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has been touring the northern regions of the country, including those bordering Russia and Georgia.
The president visited Zakatala, Balakan and Gakh districts on Thursday and Friday (3-4 August), inaugurating various new projects, and addressing a national conference focusing on the production of agricultural goods.
The region is also populated by a number of national minorities. In speeches in the region Aliyev praised the unity and solidarity between various ethnicities in Azerbaijan
He later tweeted
Azerbaijan is homeland to all the people living in our country. Our solidarity and national diversity are our great asset.— Ilham Aliyev (@presidentaz) August 4, 2017
In Gakh, President Aliyev inaugurated a new power station, an important infrastructure feature that will extend gas and electricity supplies throughout the northern part of the country.
source: commonspace.eu with agencies
photo: President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan after inaugurating a new power station in the district of Gakh in the north of the country. (picture courtesy of the press service of the President of Azerbaiojan)
"Armenia will focus on the expansion of economic cooperation in the BSEC region, and will promote the agenda through existing mechanisms in the upcoming six months", Foreign Minister Nalbandian told the organisation's Ministerial Council at its meeting in Kiev.