Italy always strongly supported Azerbaijan’s rapprochement with EU – President Aliyev
Azerbaijan’s partnership with Italy continues successfully, and the bilateral agenda is becoming broader, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said in an interview with the Italian “Il Sole 24 Ore” newspaper.
“Of course, energy and trade are main parts, but not only. Yesterday, in the new building of our embassy we had an excellent ceremony of exchange of documents between ADA university and five leading Italian universities – Luiss, Bologna, Sapienza, Turin and Milano polytechnic universities. The Italy-Azerbaijan University is created, the building is being built and by the end of 2024 they will have excellent location,” the head of state said.
President Aliyev stressed that Italy always strongly supported Azerbaijan’s rapprochement with the EU.
“We operate actively with respect to the EU-Azerbaijan partnership. Italy always strongly supported Azerbaijan’s rapprochement with the EU. Italy always supported our efforts to establish closer relations with NATO and, of course, energy security. Today this energy bridge of 3,500 kilometers, which unites Baku and Italian cost, is really a bridge of energy security and not only for Italy, because Italy also, I am sure, will be a country which will distribute further to Europe Azerbaijan’s hydrocarbons,” he said.
“So, we have energy segment, economic and trade development. Italy is our main trading partner. We have education, culture, so many more areas. So, strategic partnership, the declaration is working,” the Azerbaijani leader added.