Azerbaijan, Baku (PressExposure) May 26, 2008 -- President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev at President Palace received the delegation headed by Dr. Michael Nobel, Chairman of the Nobel Charitable Trust.
President Aliyev noted that the visit of this delegation led by Mr. Michael Nobel to Azerbaijan shows close relations between the country and the Nobel Charitable Trust. Recapitulating his first visit with Michael Nobel, Azerbaijani President said that during that meeting they discussed the history and future cooperation. Nobel family is quite respected in the country; the Head of State expressed his confidence that the current visit of the Nobel Charitable Trust would also be successful.
Dr. Michael Nobel with great pleasure recalled his previous meetings with the Azerbaijani President and expressed his gratitude to President Aliyev for rendering his support to the reconstruction works of the Nobel brothers' historical residence in Baku - the Villa Petrolea. He expressed his hope that opening of the Villa Petrolea would strengthen the relations between Sweden and Azerbaijan in a positive way.