The three-day visit aims to reinforce the two countries’ existing trade and economic relationship.
The visit will focus on areas of cooperation in the renewable energy sector, as well as highlight the UK’s support to diversify Azerbaijan’s economy and energy transition.
In his meetings with senior officials, Minister Stuart will encourage Azerbaijan to join the UK in adopting a more ambitious national emissions reduction target and a net zero plan, ahead of this year’s COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.
As part of the visit, Stuart will also meet with the ministers of Energy, Economy, Transport, Communications & High Technologies and Ecology & Natural Resources to discuss further cooperation with Azerbaijan to diversify its economy and Azerbaijan’s transition to renewable energy.
The high-ranking official will attend the 4th meeting of the UK-Azerbaijan Joint Intergovernmental Commission and the launching of the newly established British Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Azerbaijan. The visit will boost UK-Azerbaijan trade relations, as well as strengthen cooperation in non-oil and gas areas, such as renewable energy, health and ICT.