On March 11, 2022, as a part of the participation in the Antalya Diplomatic Forum, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov met with the Secretary-General of the Economic Cooperation Organization, Amb. Khusrav Noziri, APA reports citing the Foreign Ministry.
During the meeting, Minister Jeyhun Bayramov highly assessed the results of the last ECO Ashgabat Summit. The Minister stressed that Azerbaijan attaches importance to cooperation with the organization and that the organization has two specialized organizations in our country. He stressed the importance of establishing the green energy center of the organization in Azerbaijan and, in this connection, the signing of the center's charter by member states and the commissioning of the center in the near future.
Considering the importance of resolving the issues arising from the Ashgabat Summit, especially economic and transport connectivity within the ECO, cooperation in the field of energy, and that these issues are also a priority for Azerbaijan, noted that our country attaches importance to cooperation in these areas.
The Secretary-General of the Economic Cooperation Organization, Khusrav Noziri, noted Azerbaijan's contribution to cooperation with the organization and praised the sending of Azerbaijani diplomats to the ECO Secretariat. He also stressed that energy and economic connectivity are the main issues on the ECO agenda, and stressed the importance of Azerbaijan's role in these areas.
The sides also discussed other issues of mutual interest at the meeting.