Azerbaijan is playing and will continue to play an important role in the international arena in the future. It is a bridge between the East and the West, Saudi Arabia's deputy foreign minister, Prince Khaled Bin Saud Bin Khaled told Trend today.
"Azerbaijan is a country that is rapidly developing," he said. "We are pleased with this. Baku is playing and will continue playing an important role both in the international arena and in the region becoming a bridge between East and West."
Regarding the relations between Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia, he stressed that these relations are developed and promising. He added that the relations between the two countries began developing from the date of Azerbaijan's independence. Saudi Arabia was one of the first countries which recognized Azerbaijan's independence.
"A strong foundation has been laid by friendly relations between Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, the prince said. "These relations positively affect the development of the relations between the two countries," he said.
He said Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan have several agreements in trade and political consultations.
An agreement on investment promotion and protection has been recently signed. It will increase investments between the countries and facilitate the conditions for investments.
Regarding holding a meeting of Saudi Arabia's ambassadors to the Asian countries in Azerbaijan, Bin Khaled stressed that it is not a coincidence that Riyadh chose Azerbaijan as the venue for the meeting. Azerbaijan has become the most important country in the region, where Saudi Arabia's ambassadors were able to negotiate and discuss some issues to work more effectively.
"Selecting Azerbaijan as a venue for meeting Saudi Arabia's ambassadors has proved once again how relations are developing between the two countries and the fact that Riyadh considers Azerbaijan as its main partner in the region," he said.
A regular meeting of Saudi Arabia's ambassadors to Asia began in Azerbaijan on Monday.
Dozens of ambassadors from the Asian region attended the meeting. The meeting ended on Wednesday.