Baku, 8 April 2023 (TDI): In a recent telephonic exchange between Jayhun Bayramov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, and Hushan Amir Abdullahian, the Foreign Minister of Iran, the issue of persistent conflicts and misunderstandings that have marred the bilateral relationship between their countries were brought into focus.
The ministers expressed their resolve to resolve their disagreements and mitigate the simmering tensions through active engagement and constructive dialogue.
It was evident from the tenor of their conversation that both Azerbaijan and Iran were determined to find sustainable solutions to their protracted differences while also acknowledging the need to prioritize peace and stability in the region.
Xarici işlər naziri Ceyhun Bayramov ilə İran İslam Respublikasının xarici işlər naziri Hüseyn Əmir Abdullahian arasında telefon danışığına dair mətbuat məlumatı
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— MFA Azerbaijan 🇦🇿 (@AzerbaijanMFA) April 8, 2023
At the discussion, both countries affirmed their respect for their territorial integrity and sovereignty. They emphasized the need for continuing dialogue to settle existing difficulties.
The two nations share a border of over 700 kilometers (430 miles) and a complicated history.
Tensions between Iran and Azerbaijan have risen since an attack on the Azerbaijani embassy in Tehran in January. One Azerbaijani security official was killed, and two others were injured.
🔽 Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and his Azerbaijani counterpart Jeyhoun Bayramov held two rounds of intensive talks (last evening and on Saturday afternoon) about the current developments in bilateral ties between Baku and Tehran and some regional issues. pic.twitter.com/wYXfYMkC9s
— Iran Foreign Ministry 🇮🇷 (@IRIMFA_EN) April 8, 2023
Minister Bayramov stressed respecting Azerbaijan’s independent foreign policy and bilateral relations with other regional nations.
Despite challenges in bilateral relations, both ministers were keen to collaborate and implement current projects between their countries. They committed to resolving issues and miscommunications between their countries.
The ministers have emphasized the value of preserving open communication channels notwithstanding these obstacles. Both nations remain determined to engage in solving their disagreements.