Italy is a major trade partner of Azerbaijan, President Ilham Aliyev said in his congratulatory letter addressed to Italian President Sergio Mattarella on the occasion of June 2 – Republic Day.

“We are pleased with our steadily developing effective activity in the economic field. Our successful and lasting cooperation in the energy sector forms one of its integral parts. I am happy that our joint steps in this direction contribute to the energy security of Europe and, at the same time, cement Azerbaijan-Italy cooperation.