Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 31
Brazil supports the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in line with the UN Security Council resolutions, said Rodrigo Maia, president of Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies.
Maia, who is on a visit in Azerbaijan, made the remarks Oct. 31 during a meeting with Speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament Ogtay Asadov in Baku.
Asadov said Rodrigo Maia’s first visit to Azerbaijan as the president of Chamber of Deputies will give a momentum to the development of bilateral ties and added that mutual visits of parliament members create an opportunity to strengthen relations.
Speaking about the importance of development of economic relations between the two countries, Asadov noted that organizing joint business forums is of great importance in expanding cooperation in this sphere.
He also said that trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Brazil amounted to $120 million in 2015 and this figure reached $150 million in nine months of 2016, but this growth is lower than the two countries’ potential.
The parliamentary speaker expressed gratitude to the Brazilian government for its support to Azerbaijan’s fair position in the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Saying that Brazil has always recognized Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity, Ogtay Asadov thanked the Chamber of Deputies for adopting a declaration condemning Armenia’s occupation policy.
Rodrigo Maia noted the importance of further expansion of the two countries’ relations and said his visit’s main aim is to hold discussions on this issue.
Maia also emphasized the importance of development of cooperation in the oil and gas, and tourism between Brazil and Azerbaijan.
Ogtay Asadov presented an honorary diploma of the president of Azerbaijan to Rodrigo Maia for his merits in the development of friendly relations between the two countries.