Minsk, 18 December 2021 (TDI): Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Vladimir Makei had a telephonic conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Jeyhun Bayramov, on the 17th of December 2021.

Aim of the Call

Both Ministers discussed the current issues of bilateral relations and issues of the cooperation agenda between Azerbaijan and Belarus. The Ministers also exchanged their views on the regional situation and other issues of their mutual interest.

They discussed the possibility of developing bilateral cooperation between two states, future contacts plans, and joint actions, especially trade-economic cooperation.

Vladimir Makei, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, expressed his gratitude to Azerbaijan for taking a decent position as part of the Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels.

Belarus appreciated Azerbaijan for demonstrating a responsible approach of a sovereign state, which is compatible with the Belarusian-Azerbaijan strategic relations.

Belarus-Azerbaijan: Relations

Belarus and Azerbaijan relations are cordial and both countries focus on their mutual interests. In 1993, both states established their diplomatic relations.

In 2020, Belarus’ trade turnover with Azerbaijan was approximately 447.1 million dollars. The export turnover was an amount of 190.1 million dollars.

Several joint projects in industrial cooperation were launched from 2007 till date. Ganja automobile plant is the leader of the Belarusian-Azerbaijani cooperation in the field of industrial cooperation.

Belarus Exports to Azerbaijan

Belarus exports include pharmaceutical products, electronic equipment, vehicles, dairy products, machinery, fibreboard of wood, plastic, and nuclear reactors to Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan Exports to Belarus

Azerbaijan exports petroleum oils, ceramic products, organic chemicals, denatured ethyl alcohol, nuts, electrical transformers, and others to Belarus.