Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov has met with Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Jasem Mohamed AlBudaiwi, who is on a visit to Azerbaijan, Azernews reports.
The discussions revolved around the issues on the current agenda of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the GCC, as well as prospects for the development of relations.
The two emphasized the importance of Azerbaijan’s participation and close involvement in the processes in a number of GCC regional formats, especially in cooperation mechanisms with the Central Asian countries.
In this regard, Minister Jeyhun Bayramov highlighted the important role of the Summit of the United Nations Special Program for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) held in Baku, as well as the reached agreements in terms of boosting cooperation in the region.
Noting that relations between Azerbaijan and the GCC member states are based on historical friendship, mutual respect, support, and solidarity, FM Bayramov emphasized that these relations give impetus to mutually beneficial cooperation within the GCC.
The sides discussed the current situation of and prospects for joint projects with the GCC countries in economic, energy, transport, tourism, education and other fields.
Minister Jeyhun Bayramov provided insight into the situation in the region and peace prospects in the post-conflict period.
During the meeting, the parties also exchanged views on regional issues of mutual interest.