Azeri deputy foreign minister Mahmud Mammad-Guliyev held several meetings in Geneva on 19-23 June, Trend quoted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan.
The meeting held with the state secretary of Federal Department on Foreign Affairs M.Ambyul focused on the development of bilateral relations, prospects of opening of Switzerland embassy in Azerbaijan, expansion of economical cooperation, joint activity of the two countries in the UNO Human Rights Council, opportunities of consultation and cooperation in the sphere of security, etc. The meeting with the chief talker of Switzerland in WTO L.Vasech discussed the situation of Azerbaijans entrance to WTO, delivery of Switzerland technical assistance in the sphere of intellectual property and standardization, participation of Azeri specialists in trade policy courses in Switzerland, etc. And during the meeting with the director general of Switzerland Cooperation and Development Agency V.Fusto, discussions were held on projects which the agency intends to realize in Azerbaijan.
Besides, Mammad-Guliyev held several meetings with the heads of diplomatic representations of Pakistan, Oman, India, Egypt, Paraguay, South Korea, USA, United Arabic Emirates, diplomats of European Union, Russia and bilateral meeting with Membership Secretariat of WTO. During the meetings, discussions were held on WTO members adoption of terms of Azerbaijan for entrance to WTO, as well as support to Azerbaijans entrance to WTO, with the status of developing country. In result of consultations, an agreement was reached with Oman on Azerbaijanis conditions connected with the entry to commodities and services market. The sides has agreed to sign relevant mutual protocol in autumn during the next 5th meeting of working group created in Geneva on Azerbaijans entrance to WTO. Thus, the bilateral meetings with Oman were completed. Earlier Azerbaijan has completed such bilateral talks with Moldova and Georgia.
Besides, discussions were held with the deputy director of Switzerland International Relations Institute D.Warner, high commissar of UNO on human rights L.Rbburl, secretary general of UNO Conference for trade and development.