Baku. 27 May. REPORT.AZ/ "Azerbaijan views Israel as a very important ally and strategic partner". Report informs referring to Jerusalem Post it was said by a senior adviser to President of Azerbaijan Ali Hasanov, followed a meeting he had with a small Israeli delegation to Baku, led by Acre Mayor Shimon Lankry, who is building a community center in his town for the some 9,000 Azerbaijani Jews – or 20 percent of his city – who live there.
A.Hasanov said the ties between Israel and Azerbaijan will continue to develop and flourish "despite the pressures".
He also said that among the reasons Israel is so significant to Azerbaijan is because it is a very important state in the Middle East and also because of its advanced technology.
Adviser to the President stressed that Azerbaijan is building relations with other countries based on its interests.
** Correction: The article on the visit of İsraeli delegation to Baku published in Jerusalem Post on January 27, 2015