(Updated) Azerbaijan president Ilham Aliyev hailed historic relations between the Azerbaijani and Chechen people on Tuesday (27 November) when he met in Baku with visiting Chechen president Ramazan Kadyrov and his delegation. Aliyev said that stability and security, development in the Caucasus is possible only through joint efforts.
During the meeting Kadyrov announced that a garden named after former Azerbaijan president Heidar Aliyev was being prepared in Grozny. Kadyrov siad that heidar Aliyev had supported the Checehn people during the most difficult moments of their recent history. He inivted president Ilham Aliyev to visit grozny and inaugurate the garden. President Aliyev accepted the inivtation/
Ramazan Kadyrov, the head of the Chechen Republic on Tuesday (27 November) met Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. Kadyrov accompanied by a delegation was shown meeting president Aliyev and other senior Azerbaijani officials in a picture on the presidential website. The Chairman of the Board of Muslims of the Caucasus also attended the meeting. No information on the purpose of the visit is available as yet.
"Let us work together constructively because the endeavour is a united and strong Europe," Ursula von der Leyen told MEPs after they confirmed her in the post. She will take up her new role on November 1.
On Monday, 15 July, yet another incident occurred in the vicinity of the David Gareji Monastery which lies on a disputed area of the Georgian-Azerbaijani border. The monastery has turned from a place of worship to a flashpoint, with Georgian religious zealots trying to state their claim on the land as Georgian territory, and Azerbaijani border guards stopping them.