Azerbaijan, Baku, 8 April / Trend corr S. Agayeva/ Favourable conditions were created for strengthening the bilateral cooperation between Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan and that correspond with the national interests of both the countries, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said on 8 April while receiving the credentials of Turkmenistan's new Ambassador to Azerbaijan Annamammad Mammadov.
Mammadyarov said that favourable conditions enable development of relationships in all the fields. Making use of that, it is necessary to hold consultations between both countries' Foreign Ministries and to establish joint activities in the power, humanitarian, scientific, educational and military fields.
Turkmenistan's Embassy in Azerbaijan is restoring its activities after a 7-year break.
In March, Turkmen President Gurbangulu Berdimukhammedov decreed on appointment of new Ambassador to Azerbaijan.
Previous to the appointment, Mammadov was working at Turkmenistan's Consulate General in Istanbul, Turkey.
Seven years ago, Turkmenistan withdrew its Ambassador from Azerbaijan because of some differences between the two countries on a disputable oil field in the Caspian Sea.
After the change of President in Turkmenistan, the issue on Azerbaijan's gas debt was settled and the negotiations on delimitation of the Caspian Sea were activated.
Ashgabat is ready to again commence discussion of the Trans-Caspian gas pipeline which is lobbied by the West and is intended for transportation of Turkmen gas to Europe via Azerbaijan and Turkey.
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