Azerbaijan to develop relations with South Africa and Portugal
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.12 / Trend, S. Agayeva /
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, who is on a working visit to New York, his South African counterpart, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Portuguese Secretary of State Luís Brites Pereira discussed prospects of cooperation in various spheres between Azerbaijan, South Africa and Portugal, the country's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
In particular, the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and South Africa which presides over the UN Security Council discussed issues of interest in terms of bilateral cooperation and stressed the importance of mutual visits, which will contribute to the development of relations.
Azerbaijan and Portugal intend to develop cooperation in such areas as energy, infrastructure, telecommunications and tourism, agreed during Mr Mammadyarov's meeting with the Portuguese Secretary of State. Also discussed was cooperation within the UN and other international organisations.
Mr Mammadyarov is attending meetings of the UN Security Council in New York where Azerbaijan has been elected a non-permanent member to the UNSC for 2012-2013.