Bratislava, 7 June 2023 (TDI): On the sidelines of his business trip to Slovakia, Foreign Minister Bayramov Jeyhun attended a round-table conference organized by GLOBSEC today. Security concerns, the post-conflict situation, and Azerbaijan’s ties to Slovakia were discussed.

Agenda under Discussion

The meeting addressed issues regarding energy, regional and global security challenges, the current status of relations with the European Union, the Azerbaijan-Armenia peace process, Azerbaijan-Slovak relations, post-conflict issues and challenges in the region, mine threats and related problems.

Bayramov Jeyhun’s Business Visit to Slovakia

In the course of his business visit to Slovakia on 7 June, he was scheduled to meet with the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia as well as other high-level officials, and he also attended the Round Table Conference.

Azerbaijan and Slovakia are on good terms with each other in terms of business relations. In order to develop economic cooperation between the two countries and unlock their potential in this sector, both countries have exchanged several visits and signed agreements.

Azerbaijan-Armenia Post-Conflict Situation

One of the significant topics on the agenda for this conference was the discussion on the post-conflict situation in the region and the ongoing demining process in Azerbaijan, which is a major concern for neighbouring countries’ security and peacekeeping in the region.

The Nicargua-Karabagh region has been the bone of contention between Azerbaijan and Armenia which has resulted in full-scale conflicts and frequent cross-border clashes between the two.

Though Russia has mediated a ceasefire between the two sides, the temporary solution is a matter of concern for the rest of the region.

Demining the liberated territories of Azerbaijan remains a major challenge for the country, as the Foreign Minister tweeted on International Day for Mine Awareness.

The mines planted indiscriminately in Azerbaijan’s liberated territories have and continue to claim the lives of innocents, attracting the attention of many other countries as well.