Azerbaijan, Kuwait keen to boost co-op in several spheres
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 17
By Seba Aghayeva – Trend:
Azerbaijan and Kuwait will replenish the contractual legal base with new agreements, said Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to Kuwait Elkhan Gahraman in his interview with Trend.
The two countries’ governments are carrying out work on draft agreements on the development of cooperation in the financial, transportation, scientific, technical and IT spheres.
A part of the documents may be signed during the 3rd meeting of the intergovernmental commission on trade and economic, scientific and technical cooperation that is planned to be held in the near future.
According to the principle of rotation, the next meeting will be held in Kuwait and its concrete dates are being agreed between the parties today, noted the diplomat.
The previous meetings of the commission were held in 2011 and 2013 in Kuwait and Baku.
The two sides signed more than ten intergovernmental documents on bilateral cooperation on the results of the two previous meetings.
Gahraman added that a number of mutual visits of the governmental delegations are planned in order to give an impetus to the development of the two countries’ cooperation in various spheres.
Moreover, there are several invitations from the Azerbaijani side to high-ranking officials of Kuwait that are planned to be realized, he said.
In general, the Azerbaijani ambassador praised the level of political relations between Kuwait and Azerbaijan.
“Political ties between our countries are at a high level. The two countries always cooperate on the international arena,” noted Gahraman. “Kuwait has always supported the resolutions on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, adopted by the United Nations (UN) and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), calling for the conflict’s resolution, liberation of the Azerbaijani territories occupied by Armenia.”
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts. The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.