Azerbaijani FM to discuss bilateral relations during his visit to Middle East
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 19 / Trend S. Agayeva /
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will discuss strengthening relations between Azerbaijan and the Middle East during his upcoming visit to the Middle East on April 21, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman Elman Abdullayev told media today.
"As a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, Azerbaijan is observing the events in the Middle East," he said. "It has always paid great attention to this region. The minister plans to meet with some officials in Tel Aviv and Ramallah."
He added that Baku always focused on the issues of support for the Palestinian people.
"Our position on this issue remains unchanged," he said. "We support Palestine in all international organisations."
Abdullayev said that no bilateral agreements are planned to be signed during the minister's visit. In addition, there is no decision on the opening of an Azerbaijani Embassy in Tel Aviv or Ramallah, Abdullayev said.
According to the Foreign Ministry, the delegation led by Azerbaijani Foreign Minister will visit the region on April 21-23, where he will hold meetings with senior leaders of Israel and Palestine.
As a member of the UN Security Council, Azerbaijan will discuss a peace process in the Middle East, as well as the opportunities of expanding bilateral relations, and cooperation within the international organisations, economic, trade and cultural relations with Palestine and Israel.