Baku, 7 September 2022 (TDI): This year marks the 30th anniversary of establishing bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Japan. The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev sent a congratulatory letter to Japan on this day.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan tweeted to acknowledge this day and the longstanding diplomatic relations between the two countries. Azerbaijan is looking forward to further development and mutual cooperation with Japan.

Letter by the President of Azerbaijan:

This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Japan. I cordially congratulate you on this remarkable occasion and offer my warmest and sincerest wishes to your friendly people.

It is gratifying that our friendly relations have developed throughout the years, and cooperation has expanded in the economy, energy, investment, finance, and other areas of mutual interest. Companies representing Japan are engaged in a number of essential projects in our country and operate successfully.

In the meantime, our cooperation in the energy sector, one of the priority directions, has been commendable. Today there are broad opportunities to deepen further the ties between our countries based on mutual esteem and trust and our cooperation in different areas.

I believe that we will capitalize on these possibilities and, through our joint efforts, achieve further development and solidification of traditionally friendly Azerbaijan-Japan relations and mutually beneficial cooperation. I wish robust health to you and peace and prosperity to the friendly people of Japan.

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Azerbaijan and Japan Relations

The two countries established their diplomatic relations on 7th September 1992. The embassy of Japan opened in Baku in 2000. However, the embassy of Azerbaijan opened in Tokyo in 2005. Furthermore, Japan is one of the first countries which recognized the independence of Azerbaijan.

The governments of both sides have signed many agreements in the humanitarian, economic, and other spheres between 1992 and 2019. In addition, a combined intergovernmental commission and inter-parliamentary friendship groups are also operating.