Azerbaijan is an important partner and ally of Russia in the South Caucasus and the Caspian region, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said regarding the working visit of Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov to Moscow, APA's Moscow correspondent reports.
It was reported that on December 5, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov will go on a business trip to the Russian Federation. He is scheduled to meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov. At the meeting, it is planned to discuss the situation and prospects of bilateral cooperation, as well as to exchange views on the most relevant aspects of the regional and international agenda, including the issues of normalization of Azerbaijan-Armenia relations.
"Relations between our countries are developing in the spirit of friendship and friendly neighborhood traditions. Daily joint work is based on the principles of equality, mutual respect and consideration of each other's interests. Currently, more than 150 international legal acts have been concluded between the two countries. A significant event in the relations between the two countries was the signing of the Declaration on alliance cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Azerbaijan at the highest level in Moscow on February 22 this year. This document envisages strengthening foreign policy coordination and military-political cooperation, joining forces in the fight against international terrorism, establishing economic cooperation and expanding dialogue in the humanitarian field. In the year of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations (April 4), it is quite symbolic that Russian-Azerbaijani relations have risen to a qualitatively new level," the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.