From 31 March to 3 April 2014 delegation headed by the Second President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Austria H.E. Mr. Karlheinz Kopf visited the Republic of Azerbaijan.
In the framework of the visit Mr. Kopf was received by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev and Speaker of Milli Mejlis (Parliament) H.E. Mr. Ogtay Asadov. Besides, he had meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Emergency Situations, Minister of Economy and Industry, Minister of Culture and Tourism and Head of the Azerbaijani - Austrian inter-parliamentary group in the Parliament of Azerbaijan.
In the course of the meetings the sides emphasized the high level of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Austria as well as existing potential for its further strengthening. Interest of both sides to develop bilateral inter-parliamentary relations was especially emphasized.
At the meeting with President Aliyev Mr. Kopf congratulated the Head of State with the economic development the country achieved and underlined that he was impressed by rapid development processes in the capital of Azerbaijan he had witnessed.
The President noted that relations between Azerbaijan and Austria had been developing successfully. In this connection he recalled with pleasure his official visit to Austria last year. President Aliyev also expressed his hope that the visit of the Second President of the National Assembly of Austria to Azerbaijan would serve for expansion of inter-parliamentary relations between the two states.