A senior Azeri official reiterated that the recent visit by an Iranian delegation headed by the country's Education Minister Hamid Reza Haji Babayee indicates Tehran's good will in relations with Baku.
"An Iranian delegation visiting Azerbaijan at a ministerial level and the invitation of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to Iran demonstrates Tehran does not want tensions to continue in the two countries' relations," Head of the social political department at the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Ali Hasanov said.
During a meeting with Aliyev in the Azeri capital of Baku on July 12, Iran's Minister of Education Hamid Reza Haji Babaei extended President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's invitation to the Azeri chief executive to participate in the forthcoming summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran.
Earlier in the day, the Iranian minister held talks with Azeri Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov and stressed the importance of bolstering relations with Baku in all fields.
Hasanov told reporters in the western Azeri city of Ganja that tension between Iran and Azerbaijan is being resolved due to the will of the Azeri and Iranian officials.
Relations between Iran and Azerbaijan soured earlier this year after Baku intensified its anti-Islamic policies, like destroying mosques, banning Hijab (veil for women), detaining Muslim activists, killing Islamists and insulting religious scholars.
But Tehran downgraded its relations with Baku after the latter announced a gay parade in Azerbaijan, a Muslim state.
Subsequently, Tehran recalled its Ambassador to Baku Mohammad Baqer Bahrami, but after the Azeri government cancelled the gay parade planned on the last day of the Eurovision contest (May 26), the Iranian envoy returned to the Azeri capital and resumed his diplomatic career.
Upon his return to Baku, Bahrami met with Aliyev, where both sides underlined enthusiasm for reviving and expanding normal ties.