Ukraine’s ambassador: “Azerbaijan and Ukraine are preparing to sign 8 interstate agreements”

Ukraine’s ambassador: “Azerbaijan and Ukraine are preparing to sign 8 interstate agreements”
# 06 February 2013 10:09 (UTC +04:00)

The ambassador underlined that currently, 8 interstate agreements are being developed. They also include the cooperation agreement between the education ministries and agreement on protection and quarantine of plants. Mishchenko said at present, about 4 000 Azerbaijanis are studying at Ukraine’s universities and underlined the importance of extending cooperation in exchange of students between the two countries.

The ambassador said the trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Ukraine made $900 mln. last year and underlined this figure reduced by $490 mln. compared to 2011. He also said the meetings of intergovernmental commission and Azerbaijan-Ukraine Council of Presidents will be held this year and development prospects of bilateral relations will be discussed at these meetings.

According to the ambassador, OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara is expected to visit Azerbaijan in the first half of this year. Speaking about his country’s priorities during the OSCE presidency, the diplomat noted that one of the priorities is to solve the protracted conflicts in OSCE area: “Yesterday, the OSCE chairman met with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs and special representative Andrzej Kasprzyk. At the meeting, they discussed ways to settle the Nagono Karabakh conflict.”

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