Azerbaijani Foreign Minister holds bilateral meetings in New York

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister holds bilateral meetings in New York
# 24 September 2009 08:47 (UTC +04:00)
Baku – APA. Minister for Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov held series bilateral meetings in New York, where he attends the UN General Assembly session. Mammadyarov met with his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman and discussed current state and development prospects of the relations between Azerbaijan and Israel, press service of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs told APA. Mammadyarov informed his colleague about the process of the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict and Baku’s position on the conflict solution. The ministers mentioned current state and prospects of cooperation between Azerbaijani and Jewish communities of the United States.

The existent programs of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the European Union, particularly Eastern Partnership initiative, were focused during the meeting with the European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighborhood Policy Benita Ferrero-Waldner. The European Commission decided to sign associative cooperation agreement with Azerbaijan, said Mrs. Waldner and added that appropriate mandate will be ready soon. Mammadyarov focused attention on the regional security issues and emphasized the importance of solution to Nagorno Karabakh conflict within the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. He informed the European Commisisoner about the current state of the settlement process and position of the Azerbaijani government.

Elmar Mammadyarov discussed the issues of mutual cooperation with Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger, State Secretary of the Portugal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Joao Gomes Cravinho, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Foreign Minister of Cuba Bruno Rodriguez Parilla.

The bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey and settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict were in the focus of attention during the meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

Mammadyarov met with the Special Envoy of the US Secretary of State for Eurasian Energy Richard Morningstar. Azerbaijani-US energy cooperation, as well as regional energy projects were discussed at the meeting.


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