NATO expects the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev to take part in the upcoming alliance summit.
The due statement was made by Romanian ambassador to Azerbaijan, NATO resident-coordinator in Baku Daniel Ciobanu, Oxu.Az reports citing Interfax-Azerbaijan.
"We hope that President of Azerbaija Ilham Aliyev will take part in the NATO summit in Warsaw in June of this year, like it was at the previous summits of the organization," Ciobanu said on the sidelines of the NISA winter session (NATO International School of Azerbaijan).
The diplomat also expressed satisfaction with the development of relations between Baku and the alliance, describing them as strategically important.
"The relations between Azerbaijan and NATO are developing very successfully. This partnership is strategically important," Ciobanu said.
He noted that the winter session of NISA organized jointly with the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry is part of public diplomacy and activity conducted by NATO's line.
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