"I am glad that the company implementing and investing in this large renewable energy project is from brotherly Saudi Arabia," said President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev at a groundbreaking ceremony which has been held for the 240-megawatt “Khizi-Absheron” Wind Power Plant to be built in Azerbaijan by ACWA Power of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, APA reports.
"As you know, Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan have very close friendly and fraternal relations. We have been working hard to develop these relations since independence. I remember with great pleasure my visits to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. My meetings with His Majesty the King and His Majesty the Crown Prince are once again a manifestation of the friendship and brotherhood between us. We are successfully cooperating in many areas. Of course, all the people of Azerbaijan are aware of the political support provided by Saudi Arabia to Azerbaijan during the occupation. Saudi Arabia is one of a handful of countries that did not establish diplomatic relations with Armenia at all due to the Armenian occupation, and this is a great moral support for the Azerbaijani people and the Azerbaijani state, it is a sign of brotherhood. The Azerbaijani people appreciate this.
Our political relations are at a very high level. At the same time, we are actively cooperating in various sectors of the economy. Prior to the pandemic, the number of tourists from Saudi Arabia increased by the year. I do hope that after the pandemic ends, we will see citizens of Saudi Arabia, our brothers in Azerbaijan again," noted the President.