Akira Muto: “Japan intends to expand cooperation with Azerbaijan”

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Baku, May , AZERTAC 

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has met Japan’s Special Representative for Central Asia and the Caucasus Ambassador Akira Muto.

Mr. Mammadyarov expressed satisfaction with high level of relations between the two countries.

The Azerbaijani Minister said there were great opportunities for boosting cooperation in various fields. He also stressed that Azerbaijan interested in cooperation with Japan not only in energy sector, but also in agriculture, high-tech and non-oil sectors.

Noting the importance of high-level reciprocal visits for development of the relations, Mammadyarov recalled the recent visit of Chairman of Azerbaijan`s Parliament Oqtay Asadov to Japan.

Akira Muto said Japan intends to expand cooperation with Azerbaijan, stressing that the Japanese companies interested in cooperation with Azerbaijan in the information technology, agriculture, industry and investment sectors. He also praised Azerbaijan`s industry and economy.

Touching upon on the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Akira Muto noted Japan supports the peaceful resolution of the conflict on the basis of UN Security Council Resolutions.

The Azerbaijani Minister said that to resolve the conflict first of all the Armenian occupation troops should be withdrawn from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.

The sides also exchanged views on the cooperation in the GUAM-Japan format, including global and regional issues of mutual interest.

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