Azerbaijan, Baku, March 10 / Trend S. Agayeva /
Azerbaijan and Libya have signed the memorandum of understanding on the abolition of visas for people with diplomatic, official and special passports. The document was signed during the second meeting of the intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation between Azerbaijan and Libya, which was held recently in Tripoli, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry press-center said.
The meeting was chaired by Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov and Secretary on Asian affairs of the National Committee on External Ties and International Cooperation of Lybia Mohammad Omer al-Barrani.
During the meeting, Libya has expressed its intention to develop cooperation with Azerbaijan in such fields as economy, trade, energy, industry, security, agriculture, construction, culture, tourism and others.
Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister stressed the successful development of cooperation between the two countries for a period after the first meeting of the commission. He expressed the hope that the second meeting of the committee will contribute to the strengthening of cooperation between the two countries.
The protocol of the meeting and the memorandum of understanding on political consultations between the two countries were also signed as a result of the meeting.
A decision was made to hold the next meeting of the commission in Baku in 2011.
During his visit to Tripoli Khalafov also met with Prime Minister of Libya, Mahmoud Baghdadi. They discussed prospects of bilateral cooperation at the meeting.
Besides the meeting of the Commission in Tripoli, a business forum with participation of business people from the two countries, including representatives of Azerbaijani companies specializing in construction and transport was held. The economic opportunities of Azerbaijan were also presented.