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Azerbaijan, Romania Discuss Opportunities for Expanding Cooperation

As part of his official visit to Romania, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeyhun Bayramov has met with his counterpart Luminița Odobescu, AZORTAC reports.

The one-on-one meeting between the ministers continued with the participation of the two countries’ delegations and the next round of political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs.

The meeting saw discussions on cooperation between Azerbaijan and Romania in bilateral and multilateral formats, as well as regional issues.

The sides stressed the importance and role of high-level reciprocal visits and political dialogue that have helped raise bilateral ties to the level of strategic partnership. They hailed cooperation between the two countries’ legislative authorities.

The two discussed the opportunities for further expansion of relevant cooperation with Romania in economy, energy, trade, humanitarian, education, agriculture, tourism, pharmaceutical and other spheres.

The parties particularly emphasized the potential of partnership in the field of green energy in the development of bilateral relations.

FM Jeyhun Bayramov highlighted the large-scale reconstruction works carried out in the liberated territories, adding that the Romanian companies are invited to participate in these works as contractors and investors. He also provided detailed information about the vast opportunities offered by the Alat Free Economic Zone.

The two hailed the charity projects implemented by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation in Romania and stressed the importance of intensifying cooperation in the humanitarian field.

Bayramov noted that despite Azerbaijan’s commitment to the peace agenda aimed at normalizing relations with Armenia, the consistent smear campaign by Armenia against Azerbaijan does not serve peace. He also drew to his counterpart’s attention the mine threats created by Armenia against Azerbaijan.

The sides also exchanged views on other issues of mutual interest.

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