Baku – APA. Azerbaijan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov has received the delegation led by Croatian Deputy Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Josko Klisovic.
The Ministry’s press service told APA that the sides expressed satisfaction with the current level of relations between the two countries and development dynamics.
Deputy Minister Khalaf Khalafov said the high-level political dialogue between Azerbaijan and Croatia allows further expansion of cooperation in other spheres. They underlined the importance of the expected visit of Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev to Croatia and noted the visit will pave the way for the development of relations between the two countries. The sides also exchanged views over preparations for the visit and the projects included in the agenda.
Khalaf Khalafov noted the existence of vast opportunities for cooperation in the fields of mechanical engineering, shipbuilding, telecommunications, tourism, agriculture etc. Giving detailed information to the guests about Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict he noted Armenia’s non-constructive position impedes the settlement of the conflict and poses a threat to the region. Touching on the recent provocative steps and statements of Armenia to re-open Khojaly airport, the minister underlined the necessity of increasing pressures on Armenia by international community, especially the European Union.
The Croatian official said its country sees Azerbaijan as a partner and is interested in developing cooperation in all spheres. He also said they understand Azerbaijan’s situation on Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict.