Azerbaijan, Croatia hail successful development of friendship ties and strategic cooperation

Baku, October 20, AZERTAC

Azerbaijan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeyhun Bayramov has met with Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia Gordan Grlić Radman who is on an official visit to the country.

Prospects for the development of relations between Azerbaijan and Croatia, as well as cooperation within international organizations were discussed at the meeting held with the participation of delegations from both sides.

Minister Jeyhun Bayramov noted the successful development of friendly and strategic relations between the two countries. He highlighted the importance of continuing the political dialogue between the two countries, as well as the organization of high-level reciprocal visits and meetings, and stressed the importance of continuing this positive trend.

Minister Gordan Grlić Radman expressed satisfaction with his visit to Azerbaijan and referred to the meeting with the President of Azerbaijan. Noting that there are a number of similarities between the two countries, the Croatian Minister mentioned especially the struggle of the two countries for independence and sovereignty. He said that Azerbaijan’s achievements are commendable. The Minister also said that Croatia is interested in deepening relations with Azerbaijan.

The FMs discussed a number of issues on the bilateral cooperation agenda, including regular political consultations between the foreign ministries, expansion of parliamentary ties, as well as the prospects for development of relations in economy, as well as energy, agriculture, high technology, humanitarian, tourism and other spheres. The contribution of the Business Forum in the framework of the current visit to the expansion of economic and trade relations was also highlighted.

The sides also discussed the cooperation within the framework of international organizations, in particular cooperation with the European Union and participation within Eastern Partnership platform.

FM Bayramov informed his counterpart on the current situation on the territory of Azerbaijan, especially the implementation of trilateral statements. He highlighted the restoration and reconstruction works, as well as the demining activities in the liberated areas. The possibility for friendly Croatia to take part in the reconstruction process in the liberated areas, given its experience in demining, was also noted.

The ministers also exchanged views on the situation in the relevant regions and issues of the global agenda.

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