Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov met with Croatian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Gordan Grlić-Radman as a part of his official visit to Croatia, the Azerbaijani Ministry told APA.
The sides exchanged views on a number of issues on the agenda of bilateral and international cooperation between Azerbaijan and Croatia, as well as the importance of further developing relations in economic, energy, agricultural, humanitarian, tourism, demining activities, and other areas and ensuring the diversification of cooperation areas.
The ministers exchanged views on regional issues within the framework of the meeting. Minister Jeyhun Bayramov informed the other side about the situation and realities in the region in the post-conflict period, including the Azerbaijan-Armenia peace process and the threat of mines. It was highlighted that despite Azerbaijan's initiatives, Armenia has not demonstrated the necessary political will to take real steps towards the normalization of relations, has continued its contradictory approach, has continuously evaded the implementation of agreements and commitments, resorted to political and military provocations, has not yet fully withdrawn its armed forces from the territories of Azerbaijan, thereby grossly violated its obligations and posed a threat to security in the region.
During the meeting, it was emphasized that the allegations spread regarding the Lachin-Khankandi road have no basis. It was stressed that the rejection of Azerbaijan's offers for the transportation of cargo to the area and the parallel use of roads prove that the claims about the "humanitarian situation" are political manipulation.
Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov met with Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia Grlić Radman, the Azerbaijani Ministry told APA.
Azerbaijani Top Diplomat met with his Croatian counterpart in a one-on-one and expanded format.
Bilateral and multilateral cooperation agendas and regional issues were discussed.