Azerbaijani FM meets with Pakistani, Saudi Arabian, Jordanian counterparts as part of UN General Assembly session

  24 September 2017    Read: 1457
Azerbaijani FM meets with Pakistani, Saudi Arabian, Jordanian counterparts as part of UN General Assembly session

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Khawaja Asif on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said Sept. 24.

Recalling that Pakistan was one of the first countries to recognize the restoration of Azerbaijan's state independence, Mammadyarov added that this year marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

He expressed satisfaction with the high level development of cooperation in both bilateral and multilateral platforms between the two countries.

Mammadyarov mentioned that high-level mutual visits played an important role in advancing friendship and fraternity relations and in this regard, highlighted the visit of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev to Pakistan in February 2017.

In his turn, Asif said that Pakistan attaches special importance to the development of relations with friendly Azerbaijan.

Furthermore, the ministers exchanged views on cooperation in the framework of international organizations. The importance of trade turnover increase, as well as cooperation in energy, agriculture and other areas between our countries was also discussed.

Mammadyarov briefly informed his counterpart about the latest developments on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict negotiation process.

Furthermore, he stressed that Armenia barbarically destroys the cultural heritage of the Azerbaijani people and places of worship belonging to Islamic culture in the occupied territories and intentionally targets civilians, including children and women, along the line of contact.

The ministers also exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual interest, as well as the agenda of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly.

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Azerbaijani, Jordanian FMs mull co-op prospects as part of UN General Assembly session

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with Ayman Safadi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said Sept. 24.

Mammadyarov congratulated Ayman Safadi on his appointment as foreign minister and wished him every success in his activities.

At the meeting, the ministers discussed the current level of the cooperation between the two countries and exchanged views on the ways and prospects for the development of relations.

The sides noted the importance of continuation of successful cooperation within other international organizations, as it is case with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

Expressing their concern on growing trend of Islamophobia in the world, the ministers emphasized the importance of strengthening and promoting of Islamic solidarity.

In this regards, Mammadyarov referred to the decree of the president of the Republic of Azerbaijan on declaring the year of 2017 the “Year of Islamic Solidarity” in Azerbaijan as well as Islamic Solidarity Games, successfully conducted in Baku.

Furthermore, he stressed that the continuation of the occupation of Azerbaijan's territories by Armenia in contravention of its commitments under the international law and demands of the relevant UN Security Council’s resolutions poses serious threat to the regional peace.

Mammadyarov also informed about the functions of OIC Contact Group on Armenia's aggression against Azerbaijan, barbaric destruction of cultural heritage and the monuments of Islamic worship in the occupied territories, in violation of international humanitarian law Armenia's acts to target in a deliberate manner the Azerbaijani civilians, including children and females along the line of contact.

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Azerbaijani, Saudi Arabian FMs stress co-op development within UN General Assembly session

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with Adel al-Jubeir, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said Sept. 24.

At the meeting, the sides expressed their satisfaction with the current status of relations, particularly development of bilateral cooperation in the fields of tourism, agriculture, investments during the last years.

They gladly reminded 25th of anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia in 2017.

Mammadyarov spoke about contributions of Azerbaijan to the Muslim solidarity and in this regards underlined the decree of the president of the Republic of Azerbaijan on declaring the year of 2017 the “Year of Islamic Solidarity” in Azerbaijan, as well as Islamic Solidarity Games, successfully conducted in Baku.

The Azerbaijani minister also mentioned that the country attaches importance to the development of cooperation with the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Mammadyarov informed his interlocutor about Armenia's aggression against Azerbaijan, its policy of maintaining the current status-quo of occupation, barbaric destruction of the cultural heritage of Azerbaijan people and the monuments of Islam in the occupied territories, as well as acts of Armenia's armed forces to target civilians including children and women along the line of contact.

The Azerbaijani minister highly appreciated Saudi Arabia’s consistent support for Azerbaijan's fair and rightful position in the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict based on the justice and the norms and principles of international law.

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