Interpressnews talked to Anar Valiyev, Azerbaijanian analyst and international affairs expert, on expected results of the visit of Russia’s President to Baku.
– Mister Valiyev, how would you evaluate the visit of the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, to Azerbaijan? According to President Ilham Aliyev, “positions of the parties coincide with each other”, but while talking about the same issues, President Putin only expressed his satisfaction due to the fact that the government of Azerbaijan pays great attention to the Russian language. What do you think, what may the estimations of the two Presidents on the results of the mutual negotiation mean?
– I think that what the two presidents negotiated on at the face to face meeting has not been mentioned at the final press-conference. The press has been informed only about the fact that four or six agreements had been signed between the two states. These include an agreement on cooperation in states of emergency, an agreement between Rosneft and Socar on opening a joint venture on an equal basis, which provides implementation of joint projects in Azerbaijan, Russia and other countries of the world. Apart from this, an agreement on cooperation in military-economic fields has been signed. Nothing more has been said about the results of the visit, as well as about cooperation of Azerbaijan with the West and America. Only worn-out phrases have been mentioned about Nagorno-Karabakh.
– And what may this mean?
– This means that the two presidents agreed about something at the face to face meeting. We can consider Putin’s visit as Ilham Aliyev’s supporting visit before the upcoming presidential elections.
– Does President Aliyev need support from the President of Russia in the presidential elections of Azerbaijan?
– Even if he does not, this will not be excessive anyway. It is possible that they have negotiated on something about Nagorno-Karabakh, but we do not know anything and can say nothing about this. I think that even though they have negotiated on something about this issue, this is not about any serious break-through regarding this question.. […]
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