BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 9. Azerbaijani-Iranian relations are very important for Azerbaijan from the point of view of regional development and security, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov told Trend at the press availability.
"Azerbaijan has always been interested in the positive development of relations with Iran. Recently, there has been tension in relations between the two countries, for which there were very serious reasons. However, we highly appreciate the visit of Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian to Azerbaijan, his participation in the ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement, as well as his meeting with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev during this visit," the minister said.
Bayramov noted that, thanks to this meeting, it became possible to openly discuss all the issues and topics that caused the tension.
"We see Iran's intention to take serious steps towards resolving disagreements. In this case, Azerbaijan will take adequate and reciprocal steps," he said.
Meanwhile, earlier, Iranian FM Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that Iran and Azerbaijan agreed to develop the South Araz corridor project in the future.
"This will give an impetus to Iranian-Azerbaijani relations in the field of communications. We can say that this corridor will play a very important role in connecting the main part of Azerbaijan with Nakhchivan. We had very extensive discussions with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev about opening communications in the region," he said.