Azerbaijan, Kuwait ease visa requirements for diplomats (UPDATE-2) (PHOTO)
The Azerbaijani FM' statement was added (the first news was posted at 10:33)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 11 / Trend A.Akhundov /
Azerbaijan and Kuwait signed an agreement abolishing visa requirements for diplomats during the first session of the Kuwaiti-Azerbaijani intergovernmental commission on cooperation, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry reported on Tuesday.
Following the meeting, the parties signed a "Protocol of the first meeting of the Joint Cooperation Commission between the Governments of Azerbaijan and Kuwait", "Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation between the Governments of Azerbaijan and Kuwait" and "Agreement to abolish visa requirements for persons with diplomatic or special passports between the Governments of Azerbaijan and Kuwait."
The sides discussed prospects for expanding cooperation between the two countries in economy and trade, investment and finance, industry and energy, higher education and scientific research, transportation, communications and information technology, tourism and culture, health and environment working with youth and sports, as well as diplomatic and military spheres.
"The parties stressed the importance of strengthening the friendly and brotherly relations existing between the two countries. Also, the Kuwaiti side said it supported the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan," the Foreign Ministry said.
Furthermore, Kuwait welcomed Azerbaijan's proposal to hold a summit of the Organization of Islamic Conference in 2014 in Baku and will support Azerbaijan's candidature of non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council in 2013.
"The parties agreed to continue consultations and discussions of various topics of mutual interest to the parties with a view to expand partnerships," the statement reads.
Earlier, Elmar Mammadyarov discussed the issues of cooperation in the energy sector with Kuwaiti Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Talks were held during Mammadyarov's visit to Kuwait on Monday, the Foreign Ministry said.