Azerbaijan and Italy enjoy excellent relations, said Senator Sergio Divina, Chairman of the Italy-Azerbaijan interparliamentary friendship group.
Divina leads an Italian parliamentary delegation which met members of the Azerbaijani parliament`s committee on international relations and interparliamentary ties in Baku, AzerTac state news agency reported.
Saying that Italy was interested in developing its relationship with Azerbaijan, the Senator stressed the importance of maintaining cooperation on TAP project.
The Italian senator further applauded the role of President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva in popularizing Azerbaijan in Italy. He also expressed gratitude to Mehriban Aliyeva for her assistance in restoring art and cultural monuments in his country.
Divina also praised tolerance and multiculturalism in Azerbaijan, saying the country could serve as an example to the rest of the world.
Chairman of the Azerbaijani parliament`s committee on international relations and interparliamentary ties Samad Seyidov praised Azerbaijani-Italian relations.
He hailed the Italian government`s supporting Azerbaijan in international organizations.
On the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Seyidov expressed regret that four resolutions of the UN Security Council demanding unconditional and immediate withdrawal of the Armenian armed forces from Azerbaijan`s occupied lands have not yet been fulfilled.
He noted that the conflict saw the occupation of 20% of Azerbaijan`s territories by the Armenian armed forces, adding "more than one million Azerbaijanis became refugees and IDPs."
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