Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Ilham Aliyev - Baku-Moscow relations are not connected with Moscow-Tbilisi relations
10-30-2006 Regnum News - Tensions between Russia and Georgia have not influenced and will not influence upon Baku relations with Moscow and Tbilisi; Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stated in his interview to foreign mass media, text of which is officially released in Baku. According to him, both Russia and Georgia “are our neighbors; we have very good strategic partner relations with both countries.” At the same time, Aliyev does not believe that good relations with Armenia prevent Russia from having equally good relations with Azerbaijan. “Russia and Azerbaijan have eliminated all unsettled problems in their relations. At present, there is no problem remained, which could destroy our relations. On the contrary, we have quite substantial successes in developing cooperation in economical, political, and cultural spheres,” the Azerbaijani president stated, reminding that Russia is one of the three OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs having mandate of a mediator for the Karabakh conflict’s settlement. “We see that Russian government takes sincere attempts for peaceful settlement of Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict,” he stated.