(MENAFN- AzerNews) First-ever consular consultations have been held between the
foreign ministries of Azerbaijan and the United Arab Emirates, Azernews reports, citing Azerbaijan's Foreign
They were attended by delegations led by Emil Safarov, head of
the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of
Azerbaijan, and Faisal Lutfi, Assistant Undersecretary for Consular
Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International
Cooperation of the UAE.
The current state and development prospects of consular
cooperation with the United Arab Emirates, an important partner
country for Azerbaijan, as well as the possibilities of signing new
bilateral documents in the field and digitizing consular services,
were reviewed during the consultations.
In addition, the sides exchanged views about the application of
a visa-free regime for the citizens of both countries with civil
passports based on the "Memorandum of Understanding between the
Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the
United Arab Emirates on the exemption from entry visas for persons
holding civil, diplomatic and special/service passports", from July
8 of this year.
The parties exchanged experience on the latest innovations in
the consular field and emphasized the importance of strengthening
relations between the two countries in migration, justice, and
They agreed to hold the next meeting of consular consultations
in Baku in 2024.
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