14372 President Ilham Aliyev paid a working visit to France from September 17 to 20. During the visit President Aliyev met with the President of the French Republic Francois Hollande. The sides exchanged views on issues related to various areas of cooperation between Azerbaijan and France. It was noted that these relations are developing successfully in the political, economic and cultural spheres. The heads of state highlighted the active role of French companies in Azerbaijan’s economy and the importance of French investment in Azerbaijan. During the visit President Aliyev also held meetings with business circles of France and attended the opening of a Centre of Azerbaijani Culture in Paris.