Baku, 22 December 2021 (TDI): Yesterday, on 21 December, Jeyhun Bayramov, the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan, held a discussion with Talatbek Masadykov, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Kyrgyz Republic.

PROSPECTS FOR BILATERAL COOPERATION

The Minister commented on the increasingly strong ties between Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan. He pointed out that political exchanges between both countries were currently at the highest level. Thus, this suggests that the two nations are growing closer and developing more friendly relations.

Both parties expressed a need to utilize the existing opportunities in the economic sector, and collaborate in this field. Specifically, there was an emphasis on the activities of the Joint Intergovernmental Commission in the economic and humanitarian areas.

Minister Bayramov acknowledged that both nations had succeeded in their cooperative projects thus far. This success is not limited solely to bilateral cooperation, but multilateral collaboration too. Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan share good relations within international organizations as well. Hence, the Azerbaijani Minister discussed potential avenues of future cooperation.

On the other hand, the Deputy Chairman remarked that the two nations have always been on friendly terms. Masadykov further stated that the people of Kyrgyzstan have celebrated every achievement of Azerbaijan.

Furthermore, the two also shared their thoughts on the future of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan. They agreed that high-level interactions between the Governments of both nations should be intensified, as this would lead to stronger ties.

REGIONAL ISSUES

Minister Bayramov briefed Masadykov on the continually evolving post-conflict situation in the region. He was referring to the tense relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia and expressed a resolve to heal and strengthen these for the better.

Moreover, Bayramov spoke about the post-conflict rehabilitation and reconstruction work that is being carried out. The Minister emphasized the practical steps taken to normalize relations between the two countries, including the implementation of the trilateral statements.

Additionally, the sides also discussed the ongoing humanitarian situation in Afghanistan and offered their two cents on the subject. They talked about the effect this crisis has had on neighboring states.

They also mentioned the conclusions of the extraordinary session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). This took place in Islamabad, Pakistan, with the intention of constructing a solid plan to combat the growing crisis in Afghanistan.