BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 6. On June 6, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov met with Austrian Federal Minister for European and International Affairs Alexander Schallenberg as part of a working visit to this country, Trend reports citing MFA.
The meeting discussed topical issues of the current agenda of bilateral and multilateral cooperation between the two countries, as well as events taking place in the region and the world.
Minister Bayramov noted the bilateral cooperation between Azerbaijan and Austria in the political, economic, cultural, humanitarian fields and in the field of energy security. The important role of mutual visits and contacts, political consultations, parliamentary diplomacy in the development of relations was emphasized. The presence of a wide potential for economic cooperation between the two countries, including investment, was also noted, the importance of continuing multilateral relations, in particular cooperation within the OSCE and the European Union, was emphasized.
Bayramov informed his counterpart in detail about the current situation in the region in the post-conflict period, the process of normalizing relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia, work to promote the peace agenda, current challenges and difficulties. In this regard, it was stated that the failure of Armenia to fulfill its obligations, its military-political provocations and the threat of mines undermine the peace efforts.
Alexander Schallenberg noted that Austria attaches great importance to the further expansion of relations with Azerbaijan, and stressed that political consultations are one of the important platforms for discussing the prospects for developing relations. It was noted that the efforts to establish peace and security in the region are supported by Austria.
Other issues of mutual interest were also discussed at the meeting.