UAE diplomatic mission to be opened in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 9 / Trend , E.Ostapenko / Diplomatic mission of United Arab Emirates will soon be opened in Azerbaijan, UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said on July 9.
On July 9, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov received UAE Foreign Minister in Baku.
Sheikh appreciated the development of Azerbaijan and stressed that the UAE is interested in developing relations with Azerbaijan, says in press-release of the Foreign Ministry.
UAE is most interested in developing economic relations with Azerbaijan, amongst which the priority is petrochemical industry and tourism, said Al Nahyan.
Touching upon Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the guest said that his country supports the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and withdrawal of Armenian troops from occupied territories, as well as solution to this problem through peaceful dialogue.
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister highly evaluated the current state of relations between the two countries and noted that the positions of Azerbaijan and the UAE coincide on many international issues.
He also thanked Al Nahyan for supporting the position of Azerbaijan on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Mammadyarov stressed the importance of bilateral relations and exchange of young diplomats.
The meeting also focused on other bilateral, regional and global topics that affect the interests of both countries.
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