Turin, 22 May 2022 (TDI): The Foreign Affairs Minister of Spain, José Manuel Albares Bueno met his counterpart of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Jeyhun Bayramov in Turin.

The discussions were on addressing the situation in the Caucasus, in the East as well as peace in Europe.

The discussion between the Ministers took place on the sidelines of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers meeting in Turin.

Relations between Spain and Azerbaijan

Diplomatic relations between Spain and Azerbaijan were established in 1992, shortly after its independence after the Soviet Union’s breakup.

The cooperation among them includes political, economic, energy, cultural, tourism, humanitarian, and sports areas.

In addition, both countries respect and support each other in relation to sovereignty, territorial integrity, and inviolability of their internationally recognized borders.

Furthermore, both countries are members of the Council of Europe. They share a mutual viewpoint on various issues on the international agenda.

Accordingly, the two nations are allies in the fight against international terrorism, separatism, and extremism.

Following this, steps have been adopted to grow further their relations in the fields of economy, tourism, and culture.

Due to the good bilateral relationship, the intention is to enhance their relations.

The two countries’ parliaments high-level relations contribute in a significant manner to the development of cooperation between Spain and Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijani authorities are conscious that Spain is an essential European country. Thus, they have displayed their interest in amplifying bilateral relations.

For example, opening an Azerbaijani Embassy in 2005 in Madrid has also helped.

Furthermore, the former deputy foreign minister of Azerbaijan, Ramiz Hasanov has been tirelessly working to promote better mutual relations.

Economically, foreign trade between Spain and Azerbaijan totaled $US 264.3 million from January to June 2003.

Thus, $241.3 million was from the exportation of crude oil from Azerbaijan to Spain and $23 million worth of services and goods were imported from Spain.

Additionally, the Spanish company Repsol is included in oil exploration in Azerbaijan.

In conclusion, for over 30 years, their dialogue and mutual understanding-based relations are developing further.

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