(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, December 2. Minister of
Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov met
with State Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Shunsuke Takei
within the 29th Ministerial Council of the Organization for
Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Poland's Lodz, the
Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry told trend .
The sides emphasized that this year marks the 30th anniversary
of Azerbaijan-Japan diplomatic relations, and despite the
geographical distance, the countries managed to establish
cooperation based on mutual respect and trust.
The ministers outlined the importance of political consultations
and mutual visits and addressed prospects for expanding
collaboration in the political, economic, humanitarian, and other
fields. In particular, they explored ways of cooperation to
increase the renewable energy potential, investing large investors
in the Alat Free Economic Zone, and encouraging Japanese companies
in creative activities on Azerbaijan's liberated lands.
Bayramov updated his colleague on the current regional
situation, the normalization process between Azerbaijan and
Armenia, and the practical steps taken by Azerbaijan to eliminate
the implications of the nearly 30-year occupation of Azerbaijani
territories. The minister also talked about the existing landmine
danger in Azerbaijani territories, and the serious humanitarian
consequences of this.
The officials also exchanged views on possible cooperation
within Japan's membership in the UN Security Council in 2023, as
well as on global and regional issues.
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