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Azerbaijani, German foreign ministries hold political consultations

Azerbaijan, German

Another round of political consultations has been held between the ministries of foreign affairs of Azerbaijan and Germany.

The Azerbaijani delegation was headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov, and the German delegation by Director for Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia of the German Federal Foreign Office Matthias Lüttenberg.

The Azerbaijani Deputy FM also held meetings with Adviser on Foreign Policy to the Federal President of Germany Wolfgang Silbermann, Head of Directorate for Foreign and Security Policy of the Federal Chancellery of Germany Christian Aulbach and State Secretary of the German Federal Foreign Office Susanne Baumann.

During the consultations the delegations examined the current state of Azerbaijan-Germany relations and exchanged views on ways of expanding cooperation. They stressed that there are ample opportunities for expanding trade and economic relations. The delegations discussed organization of high-level reciprocal visits, and development of cooperation in the fields of green energy, communication, transport, industry and investment.

The sides exchanged views on Azerbaijan’s efforts and initiatives towards establishment of long-lasting peace, enhancement of security and stability in the region as well as international efforts to normalize Azerbaijan-Armenia relations.

The discussions also revolved around Armenia’s contradictory position in its approach to the peace process, including its steps to hinder the peace process as well as Armenia’s non-fulfillment of its obligations under the trilateral statement.

Khalafov also briefed the German side on the reconstruction and restoration projects implemented by Azerbaijan in the liberated territories, projects aimed to ensure the return of Azerbaijanis to their ancestral lands as well as increase of international support for Azerbaijan in the field of humanitarian demining.

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