By Fatima Hasanova
On November 30, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov
arrived in Warsaw to participate in the 'New realities in the
region: Security architecture and prospects for sustainable peace
in the South Caucasus' conference, Azernews reports, citing the
press service of the Foreign Ministry.
'As a country with enormous potential in the use of alternative
energy sources, Azerbaijan attaches great importance to the
development of cooperation in this sector,' Jeyhun Bayramov said at
the conference held in Warsaw, Poland.
Bayramov went into great detail regarding Azerbaijan's peace
initiatives to maintain stability in the South Caucasus as well as
the nation's stance in the talks with Armenia. He outlined the
importance of the reconstruction work carried out by Azerbaijan, as
well as activities to open communication routes for the well-being
of the entire region. Meantime, Armenia's failure to fulfill its
obligations stemming from the 2020 trilateral statement and other
agreements between the Azerbaijani and Armenian leaders impedes the
normalization and peacebuilding processes in the region.
The minister also underscored the landmine threat in the region
and Armenia's provocations.
Speaking of energy security against the backdrop of recent
regional and world events, Bayramov stressed the significance of
expanding multilateral energy cooperation. He stated that
Azerbaijan, as a country with a wide renewable energy potential,
attaches considerable importance to the development of cooperation
in this area, as well as emphasized the necessity of the Memorandum
of Understanding (MoU) signed with the EU in July 2022.
The minister added that Azerbaijan implemented a number of
successful projects to strengthen connectivity along the Middle
East-West Corridor, and conducted work to restore transport and
communication routes after the second Karabakh war. He pointed out
the need for Armenia to implement its obligations under Paragraph 9
of the trilateral statement of November 10, 2020, adding that the
opening of all regional communication routes will be a key
contribution to development.
On the margins of the 29th meeting of the OSCE Ministerial
Council in Poland on November 30, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister
Jeyhun Bayramov met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu
to discuss topical issues on the agenda of bilateral and regional
cooperation between Azerbaijan and Turkiye.
They exchanged views on cooperation within the framework of the
29th meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council and multilateral
platforms and on other issues of mutual interest.
'We met with the foreign minister of fraternal Turkiye, Mevlut
Cavusoglu on the sidelines of the 29th meeting of the Council of
Foreign Ministers of the OSCE. We discussed the issues on the
agenda and future steps between our countries. Always together, One
Nation, Two States, Azerbaijan-turkiye ,' Jeyhun Bayramov tweeted.
As OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries Russia, the USA, and
France had been mediating a peaceful solution to the
Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict since the signing of the volatile
cease-fire agreement in 1994. The Minsk Group's efforts resulted in
no progress as Armenia refused to abide by the UN Security Council
Resolutions (822, 853, 874, and 884) demanding the immediate and
unconditional withdrawal of its troops from Azerbaijani
territories, which was the main obstacle to the resolution of the
The trilateral ceasefire deal, signed by the Azerbaijani,
Russian and Armenian leaders on November 10, 2020, ended the
three-decade-long conflict over Azerbaijan's Nagorno-Karabakh
region, which along with the seven adjacent regions came under the
occupation of the Armenian armed forces in the war in the early
On January 11, 2021, the Azerbaijani, Russian and Armenian
leaders signed the second statement after the end of the 44-day
war. The newly-signed statement is set to implement clause 9 of the
November 2020 statement related to the unblocking of all economic
and transport communications in the region.
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