Baku recognizes Iran’s nuclear rights: Azeri envoy

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Azeri Ambassador to Iran Javanshir Akhundov says his country has recognized the Islamic Republic’s right to have nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

During a visit to Iran’s northwestern Ardebil Province, Akhundov stated that Azeri President Ilham Aliyev had stressed Iran’s “inalienable” right to use peaceful nuclear energy during his latest visit to the United States, Mehr news agency reported.

The Azeri envoy further hailed the good relations between Tehran and Baku, adding that his country plans to further bolster its bilateral ties with the Islamic Republic in different domains, particularly in the energy sector.

Akhundov also met with Ardebil Governor Majid Khodabakhsh to discuss business and investment opportunities in the Iranian province.

During his talks with Khodabakhsh, the Azeri diplomat pointed to the “unique” historical commonalities between the Iranian and Azeri nations, saying Aliyev’s recent visit to the Islamic Republic opened a new chapter in the promotion of Tehran-Baku relations.

On April 9, the Azeri president paid a one-day visit to the Iranian capital, Tehran, where he held talks with senior Iranian authorities, including Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani.

Last week, Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mohsen Pak-Ayin said that during Aliyev’s visit, Tehran and Baku signed three Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) as well as an agreement on building a joint hydroelectric power plant.

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