President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received a delegation led by member of the National Assembly of the French Republic, President of the Association of Friends of Azerbaijan in France Jean-Francois Mancel.
Noting that Mancel is a close friend of Azerbaijan, President Aliyev hailed his role in developing the relations between the two countries.
Touching upon the 7th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations in Baku, the president said the guests from a number of countries have already arrived for the event, and hailed the fact that France is represented at the event by a large delegation.
President Aliyev noted that the Forum also creates a good opportunity for discussing the bilateral ties. The president expressed confidence that Jean-Francois Mancels visit to Azerbaijan will be a success.
Member of the National Assembly of the French Republic, President of the Association of Friends of Azerbaijan in France Jean-Francois Mancel said they support Azerbaijans fair position in this complicated situation. He noted that they are working to ensure that the French government demonstrates a fair stance on the settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the French society knows Azerbaijan better.
Touching upon the interparliamentary cooperation, Jean-Francois Mancel praised the close friendship and cooperation with head of Azerbaijan-France interparliamentary friendship group, Azerbaijans First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva.
At the meeting, the sides highlighted the importance of the 7th UNAOC Global Forum, hailed the development of Azerbaijan-France bilateral ties, and expressed confidence that these relations would continue to strengthen.