(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 16. Political
consultations were held in Baku between the Foreign Ministries of
Azerbaijan and Romania on September 16, Azerbaijani ministry told
According to the ministry, the Azerbaijani delegation at the
consultations was headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf
Khalafov, and the Romanian delegation - by State Secretary of the
Foreign Ministry Julian Fota.
During the political consultations, it was emphasized that this
year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic
relations between the two countries.
At the meeting, the current state of bilateral relations which
have reached the level of strategic partnership was discussed, the
importance of using the existing potential to expand cooperation in
various areas, including energy, logistics, transport,
communications, agriculture and others was stressed.
It was noted that further development of bilateral trade and
economic ties meets the interests of both Azerbaijan and
Khalafov spoke about the new political realities which emerged
in the region after the 2020 second Karabakh war, restoration and
construction work in the Azerbaijani territories liberated from
It was stressed that Azerbaijan has put forward a peace agenda
and is taking appropriate steps to establish peace in the region
and normalize relations with Armenia.
Besides, it was noted that in order to stop promotion of the
peace agenda and hinder the implementation of trilateral agreements
[between Azerbaijani, Russian and Armenian leaders following the
second Karabakh war], in recent times the Armenian side has
consistently violated the ceasefire and, as a result, committed an
armed provocation on the border of the two countries on September
12, which led to grave consequences.
Fota stressed that Romania attaches great importance to
cooperation with Azerbaijan and further expansion of ties.
According to him, Romania shows great interest in the development
of economic relations, especially in the energy sector.
He pointed out that in the current international crisis,
Azerbaijan is an important country for Europe, an important bridge
between Europe and Asia in the fields of energy, logistics,
communications and trade.
The parties noted the commitment of the two countries to the
principles of territorial integrity, inviolability and sovereignty
During the meeting, an exchange of views took place on issues of
regional and international security of mutual interest.
Besides, the parties noted the importance of the mechanism of
political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs
and its significance for the development of bilateral
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