Baku, July 20 AZERTAC
Azerbaijan`s Minister of Foreign Affairs Elmar Mammadyarov has met Ambassador of Romania to the country Daniel Cristian Ciobanu upon the termination of his diplomatic term.
The sides commended the high level development of bilateral political relations based on strategic partnership between Azerbaijan and Romania. They noted the importance of high-level reciprocal visits in the development of relations between our countries. The sides expressed satisfaction with increasing of trade turnover between the two countries during last years and mentioned the favourable opportunities for the various fields of economy, as well as development of cooperation in the fields of energy and transportation.
Touching upon the importance of regional energy and transportation infrastructure projects with Azerbaijan’s participation and initiative, Minister Elmar Mammadyarov underlined that these projects will strongly contribute to the increasing of links between Caspian and Black Sea basin.
The Minister also emphasized the role of Romania in the development of Azerbaijan-EU, Azerbaijan-NATO cooperation as the first EU country, which signed the Strategic Partnership Agreement.
Ambassador stressed that his country always supports Azerbaijan's just position within international organisations. Noting the cooperation in the field of energy between the two countries, the Ambassador mentioned the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between SOCAR and Romanian Transgaz company.
Mr. Mammadyarov praised the Romania’s position on the settlement of Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict based on the territorial integrity, sovereignty and internationally recognized borders of Azerbaijan.
Ambassador Daniel Cristian Ciobanu expressed his gratitude for the support rendered to fulfill successfully his diplomatic activities in Azerbaijan.
Minister Elmar Mammadyarov expressed his gratitude to the Ambassador for his contributions to the development of political dialogue and friendship based on the strategic partnership.