On July 14, the foreign minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov received the Japanese deputy foreign minister Akiko Yamanaka.
The guest noted that the visit of Azerbaijani president to Japan in February of the current year played an important role in strengthening the relations between the two countries, and the cooperation on base of signed agreements covers several spheres.
Besides, she noted that Japan highly assesses the efforts of Azerbaijan in developing the democracy and market economy.
Yamanaka expressed that Japan is ready to cooperate with Azerbaijan in other spheres, particularly in pharmaceutics, production of air-conditioners and development of small and medium business. She noted that the strengthening of peace, stability and prosperity in Azerbaijan affects the stability in South Caucasus. Besides, she pointed out that Tokyo has always supported the peaceful settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Mentioning the importance of joint Azerbaijani-Japanese statement On wide development of friendship and partnership of between Japan and Azerbaijan made during the visit of Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev to Japan, Mammadyarov highly assessed the cooperation of the two countries within UNO.
He presented to the attention of the guest that the aggression of Armenia against Azerbaijan prevents the stability in South Caucasus region.
Noting that the regulation of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is a stage-by-stage process, Mammadyarov mentioned the importance of returning the occupied lands, placing the internally displaced persons there, ensuring their security and prosperity and then appointing the status of Nagorno-Karabakh within the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.