Azerbaijan, Baku, 30 March / Trend /
On March 30, the Foreign Ministry of
Azerbaijan hosted political consultations between the foreign ministries of Azerbaijan and Belarus under the leadership of Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus, Head of the Belarusian delegation Igor Petryshenka and Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Khalaf Khalafov, Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry's press service reported.
The talks focused on the development of bilateral relations, continuing the implementation of mutual visits at high levels, strengthening inter-parliamentary relations, coordination of bilateral cooperation within international organizations, cooperation within the
Eastern Partnership of the European Union, inter-regional cooperation, mutual activities of the consulate, strengthening of legal framework, conducting thematic consultations between the foreign ministries and other urgent issues.
It was noted that political ties between the two countries are at a high level, as well as the need for further expansion of ties in the economic field, including engineering, agriculture, logistics, education, cultural and humanitarian fields.
Detailed information was provided about the Armenian-Azerbaijani
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, it was also noted that the long-term peace in the region can be achieved in only way - by solving the conflict on the basis of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and addressing the serious consequences of the Armenian aggression.
It was also noted that the activities of Azerbaijan in the framework of the
UN, OSCE, CoE and Eastern Partnership Initiative of the European Union create more opportunities for deepening ties. The meeting also covered the establishment and activities of the Diplomatic Academy of the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan, and information was provided on opportunities for cooperation in training and upgrading diplomatic personnel.
They also exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual interest. Petryshenka was received by Azerbaijani First Deputy Prime Minister
Yagub Eyyubov, Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and Head of Foreign Relations Department of the Presidential Administration Novruz Mammadov.
During the visit, Petryshenka get acquainted with the activities and the educational process of the Diplomatic Academy.