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PM SAMARAS CONCLUDES WORKING VISIT TO BAKU

Meeting between Samaras and Aliyev

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Sunday concluded a working visit to Azerbaijan, meeting Azeri President Ilham Aliyev in Baku for talks on energy issues.

According to sources, the meeting was held in a friendly and welcoming climate and the two leaders discussed the prospects for bilateral cooperation in economic affairs, energy, tourism and culture.

Samaras presented Aliyev with an official invitation from Greek President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias to visit Athens, while the Azeri president invited the Greek premier to carry out an official visit to Azerbaijan.

During the meeting, Samaras also referred to his earlier acquaintance with the current president's father, Heydar Aliyev, when he was Greece's foreign minister in the early '90s and promised to carry out an official visit to Azerbaijan in the near future.

The Greek premier then attended a dinner hosted by Aliyev in his honour at the presidential mansion.

During his brief visit to the city, Samaras was also shown around Baku's cultural centre and museum.

Source: Athens News Agency

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