Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 30
By Anakhanum Hidayativa – Trend:
Baku hosted an event dedicated to the 25th anniversary of cooperation between the United Kingdom (UK) and Azerbaijan on Nov. 30
The UK Ambassador to Azerbaijan Carole Crofts welcomed the guests of the event.
The diplomat spoke about the visit of the British Prime Ministerial Trade Envoy for Azerbaijan Baroness Emma Nicholson to Azerbaijan.
Crofts said that the bilateral relations between the two countries cover all areas of cooperation.
She also noted that the relations between Azerbaijan and the UK have solid basis.
She further noted that the two countries share experience and carry on mutual dialogue.
She said that the people of Great Britain appreciate the decision of British government to recognize Azerbaijan's independence twenty five years ago. According to her, this created the basis for development of mutual cooperation.
Azerbaijan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammad-Guliyev also delivered speech during the event.
He said that the Azerbaijani government and people praise the decision adopted by the British government 25 years ago to recognize Azerbaijan’s independence.
It created a basis for the development and expansion of bilateral cooperation between the two countries, noted the deputy foreign minister.
Mammad-Guliyev also noted that over the past years, Azerbaijan has been developing its oil sector and hundreds of companies entered the Azerbaijani market.
The situation is changing, he said, adding that Azerbaijan plans to hold economic reforms in order to diversify its economy.
He expressed hope that the UK will support Azerbaijan in this issue.
The two sides need to meet regularly and discuss the expansion of relations, added the deputy foreign minister.
Baroness Nicholson, for her part, recalled that the UK is the fifth country, which recognized Azerbaijan’s independence.
Emma Nicholson added that she is happy of being the UK’s trade envoy for Azerbaijan.
There are many spheres, in which Azerbaijan and the UK cooperates, she noted.
Baroness Nicholson went on to say that it is great honor for her to take part in building more stable relations between the UK and Azerbaijan.
The trade envoy added that she has spent three very positive and fruitful days in Baku and had many meetings.
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