Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, Elmar Mammadyarov, will leave for Kuwait on 18 January on an official visit, Trend reports quoting the Press Center of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry. The Azerbaijani Ambassador to Kuwait, Shahin Abdullayev, informed Trend earlier that at present the programs and agendas of the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister's meetings are being agreed.
Mammadyarov is expected to hold top level meetings, in particular with the Prime Minister of Kuwait, Sheikh Nasir al-Muhammad al-Ahmed al-Sabah, Chairman of the National Assembly, Jasem Muhammad al-Kharafi and heads of various ministries and state bodies.
The primary topic of the negotiations will be the prospect of the bilateral co-operation in many spheres. The parties will organize debates on optimistic areas of co-operation such as energy, economy, culture and humanitarianism. According to the Ambassador, a Protocol on consultations between the Foreign Ministries is expected to be signed at the Foreign Ministry of Kuwait as a result of negotiations.
Abdullayev said that it is the first official visit of the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister to Kuwait. He positively assessed last year's results with regards to Azerbaijani-Kuwaiti relations. As a result, in 2006, the embassies began to function in both countries and mutual visits of the senior officials of the two countries were realized. The Ambassador voiced his confidence that the relations will continue to develop successfully next year.
The Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan is expected to leave for Moscow from Kuwait where he will participate in the next negotiations between the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia on 23 January with regards to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.