By Sabina Mammadli
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov and his Mongolian,
Syrian and Somalian counterparts Battsetseg Batmunkh, Faisal
Mekdad, and Abshir Omar Huruse respectively discussed activities
and cooperation within the framework of the Non-Aligned
The discussion took place within the framework of participation
in the high-level week of the 77th session of the UN General
Assembly in New York.
Bayramov expressed gratitude for the support provided to
Azerbaijan's initiatives during its chairmanship in NAM and
informed colleagues about the upcoming plans.
The sides stated their intention to further expand cooperation
with Azerbaijan within NAM, as well as on a bilateral basis.
At the same event, the Azerbaijani foreign minister and his
Slovak colleague Rastislav Kacer also discussed issues of
cooperation within the framework of international organizations and
other areas of mutual interest.
Congratulating his counterpart on his appointment, Bayramov
noted that bilateral relations between the two countries are
developing in a number of areas and there is great potential for
expanding this cooperation. The importance of consistent work in
order to develop bilateral cooperation in the economic sphere, as
well as to encourage mutual investment was emphasized.
Further, the Azerbaijani official informed about the new
situation in the region after the 44-day war, the measures taken by
Azerbaijan in connection with the implementation of the tripartite
statements, the behavior and latest provocations of Armenia
contrary to its obligations, as well as the mine threat in the
In turn, the Slovak minister noted the importance of continuing
the existing political dialogue between the two countries. He
stressed the importance of observing the principles of
international law, which are the basis of interstate relations.
Taking into account Slovakia's extensive experience and
technology, he emphasized the intention to support demining
Bayramov also took part in the meeting of ministers of the
Contact Group of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on
Jammu and Kashmir.
Speaking at the event, Bayramov noted that Azerbaijan supports a
peaceful settlement of the Jammu and Kashmir issue in accordance
with the norms and principles of international law, consistent with
the resolutions of the UN Security Council.
He stressed the importance of a peaceful settlement of all
issues related to Jammu and Kashmir, which will ensure peace and
security in South Asia.
Azerbaijan's chairmanship in NAM
Speaking at the meeting, Bayramov informed about the work,
initiatives, and future plans under Azerbaijan's chairmanship in
He emphasized that the world has gone through great
transformational changes, and experienced such unprecedented
difficulties as a pandemic, armed conflicts, climate change, and
numerous challenges in the context of global security and
The historical significance of the summit of the Contact Group
of the Non-Aligned Movement on the pandemic, held at the initiative
of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, the Parliamentary Network of
the Non-Aligned Movement, established in Madrid, as well as the
establishment of the Youth Organization was brought to
The minister informed the participants about the work on
reconstruction and peaceful construction in the liberated
Azerbaijan has put forward a proposal to sign a peace agreement
with Armenia based on the norms and principles of international
law. Despite that, on September 12, the Armenian armed forces
carried out another military provocation that disrupted efforts for
peace and construction in the region. Along with this, it was noted
that the mine threat creates serious difficulties, facts were
provided about the ongoing mining by Armenia of Azerbaijani
territories. It was emphasized that Azerbaijan is not interested in
violating stability and will continue efforts to ensure peace in
Furthermore, the parties discussed effective and joint responses
to current challenges and adopted the Political Declaration of the
meeting. The meeting was attended by up to 50 foreign ministers of
the NAM member states, as well as deputy ministers and permanent
representatives to the UN.
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