Azerbaijan expects from Canada reply steps first of all directed at the opening of an embassy in Baku, the Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister, Araz Azimov, who has recently visited Canada for consultations with the senior leadership of this country told AzerTAj state news agency, Trend reports.
Some issues of concern linked with Canada exist in our region, including the participation of some Canadian companies in several illegal projects in Turkmenistan, as well as the exploitation of gold mines in the Armenian-occupied Kalabajar district. We informed the Canadian of that. However, we understood that the Canadian government do not relate itself to these companies and interfere their business. We listened to explanations, but stated that Azerbaijan will continue informing the Canadian government of such facts and ask for assistance in the resolution of these issues, Azimov stressed.
Touching the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Azimov said that Canadas positions on the problem is not voiced so responsibly. As a member of the OSCE, the country has been satisfied with the shallow moral-political support. Of course, Canada further can make closer it position in this respect, he said.
Azimov underlined the importance of continuing cooperation between Azerbaijan and Canada under the Council of Euro-Atlantic Partnership (CEAP), the OSCE, NATOs Partnership for Peace Program, development of legal basis for bilateral relationships Moreover, Canada achieved considerable successes in the sphere of planning of natural resources, their management, establishment of institutes, relationships between the public bodies and private sector, information technologies, and Azerbaijan could benefit this experience.