Vladimir Putin met with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. The two presidents discussed topical issues in Russian-Azerbaijani relations, and paid particular attention to humanitarian cooperation.
Later on, the Russian-Azerbaijani talks continued in expanded format with participation of both countries’ delegations. Participants discussed various ways to expand trade and economic ties, including greater cooperation in the energy sector.
During the talks, parties also exchanged views on major international and regional issues.
In follow-up of the working visit, the presidents witnessed the signing of a number of documents. Russia’s Rosneft oil company and the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) signed an agreement on cooperation and the general terms and conditions for oil deliveries. A document on cooperation between the emergencies ministries of the two countries for 2013–2015 was also signed, as were intergovernmental agreements on cooperation in air search and rescue, on the construction of a road bridge over the Samur River across the Russian-Azerbaijani state border, and a Programme for Humanitarian Cooperation through to 2015.
Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev made press statements.