On June 4, chairman of the State Customs Committee, customs service Colonel-General Safar Mehdiyev met with the newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey to our country Cahit Bagci.
Congratulating the ambassador on his new appointment, chairman of the State Customs Committee Safar Mehdiyev wished him success in his future endeavours.
The chairman of the Committee said Azerbaijan-Turkey relations were developing successfully in all spheres, thanks to the purposeful policy pursued by the heads of state, those relations had further strengthened. Safar Mehdiyev expressed his gratitude to the Turkish state and people for supporting Azerbaijan's just cause during the 44-day Patriotic War, underlined that Turkey-Azerbaijan friendship, brotherhood were on the highest level.
Information was given about the reforms carried out in the country's customs system under the leadership of Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev, it was said that transparency had been ensured thanks to the innovations, the funds paid to the state budget had increased by multiple times, significant achievements had been gained in the fight against smuggling.
Safar Mehdiyev expressed satisfaction with the current state of cooperation between the customs bodies of the two countries, spoke about the importance of exchanging experience and prospects of mutual cooperation.
The newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey to our country Cahit Bagci thanked for the meeting, extended congratulations on the victory won during the Patriotic War.
The ambassador said during his activity in Azerbaijan he would spare no efforts to contribute to developing our relations in all spheres, including customs sphere, underlined that the customs bodies were also playing an important role in the relations between the two countries.
Then, views were exchanged on the issues of mutual interest.