Azerbaijani Deputy FM Invites Japanese PM To COP29

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 24. Azerbaijan's DeputyForeign Minister Elnur Mammadov has conveyed an invitation letter,sent on behalf of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan IlhamAliyev to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in connection withparticipation in the World Leaders' Climate Action Summit onNovember 12–13, which will kick off COP29, to ParliamentaryVice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Yoichi Fukazawa, asource in the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry told Trend .

He conveyed the letter during his four-day visit to Japan (fromMay 20 through May 24, 2024).

Mammadov briefed the Japanese side on Azerbaijan's activitieswithin the framework of its chairmanship at the 29th session of theConference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on ClimateChange (COP29).

Within the visit, the foreign ministries of the two countriesheld another round of political consultations led by Mammadov andthe Deputy Assistant Foreign Minister of Japan, SpecialRepresentative of the Foreign Ministry of Japan for Central Asia,the Caucasus, and GUAM (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Moldova),Ambassador Masaki Ikegami.

The consultations discussed the current state and futureprospects of cooperation in trade, economy, tourism, energy,interregional relations, humanitarian issues, and other areas.

The cooperation between the two countries in important oil andgas projects was positively assessed, and the prospects for jointactivities in this field were considered, taking into account thegoals of both countries in the field of green energy.

Japanese companies were invited to actively participate in theimplementation of the concepts of "Smart City," "Smart Village,"and "Green Energy Zones".

Additionally, discussions were held on transport corridorspassing through the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan,particularly the East-West International Transport Corridor.

Moreover, within the framework of the visit, Mammadov discussedthe state of bilateral relations and opportunities for furthercooperation between the Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary of JapanHideki Murai, President of the Japan Institute of InternationalAffairs (JIIA) Kenichiro Sasae, Vice Representative of ITOCHUCorporation for External Relations and Head of the Japan-AzerbaijanEconomic Committee Masahiro Imai, as well as the Chairman of theJapan-Azerbaijan Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group Akira Amariand Fukazawa.

The Japanese side was informed about the process of normalizingrelations between Azerbaijan and Armenia, as well as therestoration and construction work being carried out in theterritories liberated from occupation.

During his visit to Japan, Mammadov gave an interview to thefamous news agency Jiji Press," added the source.

Meanwhile, this November, Azerbaijan will host COP29. Thisdecision was made at the COP28 plenary meeting held in Dubai onDecember 11 last year. Baku will become the center of the world andwill receive about 70–80,000 foreign guests.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is anagreement signed at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992to prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system COP-the Conference of the Parties-is the highest legislativebody overseeing the implementation of the Framework Convention onClimate Change. There are 198 countries that are parties to theConvention. Unless the parties agree otherwise, the COP is heldannually. The first COP event took place in March 1995 in Berlin,and its secretariat is located in Bonn.


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