Azerbaijan, Baku, 18 January /corr. Trend K.Ramazanova / After seven years break, Turkmenistan's Embassy in Azerbaijan will re-establish its activity, the Press Service of Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry reported on 18 January.
The agreement on re-establishment of the Embassy's activity was reached on 17 January during talks in Ashgabat between Azerbaijan's Deputy Foreign Minister, Khalaf Khalafov and Turkmenistan's Vice Prime Minister and also Foreign Minister, Rashid Meredov, the same source stated.
Turkmenistan's Embassy in Azerbaijan was removed from Baku to Ashgabat in 2001 during the cooling of the political and economic relations between Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. The difference between the two countries appeared mainly due to the disputable fields in the Caspian and determination of the marine borders, as well as due to the amount of Azerbaijan's State debts to Turkmenistan appeared at the beginning of 1990.
The relations between the two countries were re-established after new President, Gurbangulu Berdmuhammedov, was elected in Turkmenistan. In November 2007 Azerbaijan's representative for Caspian status problem, Khalaf Khalafov, visited Ashgabat for the first time during this period and discussed development of the bilateral relations.
On 17 January Azerbaijan's Governmental delegation headed by the Vice Prime Minister, Yagub Eyyubov, visited Ashgabat. The meetings with the Turkmen officials focused on the intensification of the bilateral relations.