At the meeting, the sides expressed their satisfaction with the current status of relations, particularly development of bilateral cooperation in the fields of tourism, agriculture, investments during the last years. They gladly reminded 25th of anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia in 2017.
Minister Elmar Mammadyarov spoke about contributions of our country to the Muslim solidarity and in this regards underlined the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on declaring the year of 2017 the “Year of Islamic Solidarity” in Azerbaijan as well as Islamic Solidarity Games which have been successfully conducted in Baku. Minister also mentioned that Azerbaijan attaches importance to the development of cooperation with the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Minister Elmar Mammadyarov informed his interlocutor about Armenia's aggression against Azerbaijan, its policy of maintaining the current status-quo of occupation, barbaric destruction of the cultural heritage of Azerbaijani people and the monuments of Islam in the occupied territories as well as acts of Armenia's armed forces to target civilians including children and women along the line of contact.