Russia and Azerbaijan mark 28 years of diplomatic relations

Russia and Azerbaijan mark 28 years of diplomatic relations

Vestnik Kavkaza received an official statement from the Azerbaijani Embassy in Russia on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Azerbaijan.

“Over the past 28 years relations between the two countries have reached a qualitatively and fundamentally new level. Today, Russian-Azerbaijani relations have the nature of strategic partnership and cover all areas of cooperation, including political, economic, trade, social, cultural, humanitarian, educational areas, and also include large-scale military-technical cooperation,” Azerbaijani diplomats stressed.

“Undoubtedly, the atmosphere created between Azerbaijan and Russia is based on mutual trust and friendship between leaders of the two countries, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. In recent years, regular meetings and mutual visits of heads of state have given an important impulse to the acceleration of Azerbaijani-Russian relations,” the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Russia noted.

“There is a very intense political dialogue between the two countries. Inter-parliamentary relations, activities of the Intergovernmental State Commission for Economic Cooperation, numerous contacts between the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, other ministries, as well as other departments and institutions have further enriched cooperation based on the policy of good neighborliness, centuries-old traditions of friendship and mutual respect,” the statement reads.

“It´s necessary to emphasize the role of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation in the development of cultural ties between the two countries. As a result of the Fund’s activities, our culture is widely promoted in Russia, numerous events are held each year, including exhibitions, competitions, festivals and concerts,” the Embassy of Azerbaijan noted in its statement.

“First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva, during her official visit to Moscow on November 20-24, 2019, held high-level bilateral meetings, spoke at the 10th Azerbaijan-Russia Interregional Forum, took part in the opening of the restored National Pavilion of Azerbaijan at the territory of the VDNKH exhibition complex, which is a symbol of Azerbaijani-Russian friendship, ”Azerbaijani diplomats said.

“Things achived over the past 28 years make us believe that there´s strong will and determination of the leaders of our states to further develop existing relations between the two countries, which helps to further strengthen friendly relations between peoples and maintain peace in the region,” representatives of the Azerbaijani diplomatic mission in Russia concluded.

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