UAE FM discusses bilateral cooperation in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 14 / Trend S. Agayeva /
UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan is on a working visit to Azerbaijan.
He held a meeting with his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov and discussed bilateral cooperation.
According to the Azerbaijani State Customs Committee, the trade turnover between the two countries in January-October 2011 amounted to $76.3 million, or 1.5 times more over the same period of 2010.
The FM stressed the successful development of cooperation between the two countries and the potential to its further development, the press service said.
He also thanked the UAE for supporting Azerbaijan's position in the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Stressing the harmonious atmosphere for mutual investments, the UAE FM emphasized the importance of both countries' energy cooperation.
Al Nahyan reiterated his country's willingness to support Azerbaijan's efforts to return the occupied territories peacefully.
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 peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.