“We hail the active involvement of the Italian companies in ongoing reconstruction and restoration works in Azerbaijan, in particular, liberated lands. The companies representing your country are one of those doing most of the work in Karabakh and Eastern Zangazur, and it suggests the level of our interstate relations,” President Ilham Aliyev said in his congratulatory letter addressed to Italian President Sergio Mattarella on the occasion of June 2 – Republic Day, Report informs via AZERTAC.

“We place a special emphasis on expanding relations with Italy, our friendly country and reliable strategic partner, and are determined to diversify our joint activity in the non-oil sector and imbue it with new content. Our high-level political dialogue, multiple reciprocal visits, documents signed, joint projects implemented play an important role in defining new directions of our cooperation. We hail Italy’s permanent support for the development of Azerbaijan’s relations with the European Union.