Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 17
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met during a working lunch with British Foreign Secretary William Hague.
Hague is on a visit to Azerbaijan to participate in the signing ceremony of the final investment decision on Shah Deniz-2 project, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry reported on Tuesday.
The successful development of bilateral relations in the energy and other spheres between Azerbaijan and Great Britain, the signing of a final investment decision on Shah Deniz-2 project, Azerbaijan's role in European energy security and prospects of developing the relations between Azerbaijan and the EU were discussed during a working lunch.
Hague congratulated Azerbaijan on the signing of a final investment decision on Shah Deniz-2 project.
Azerbaijan's support for ensuring international peace and security, in particular the NATO operations in Afghanistan, was appreciated at the meeting also.
While informing guest about the negotiation process on the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno- Karabakh conflict settlement, Mammadyarov said the presence of the Armenian armed forces in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan is a major threat to the security of the region.
The sides also exchanged the views on international and regional issues.
Translated by NH
Edited by CN