On March 6, 2023, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of the Republic of Ghana, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, within the framework of his participation in the Fifth UN Conference on Least Developed Countries, APA reports citing the Azerbaijani MFA.
At the beginning of the meeting, J. Bayramov congratulated his Ghanaian colleague on the occasion of the country's national day and wished progress, peace and tranquility to the friendly people of Ghana.
Later, the sides exchanged views on issues included in the agenda of cooperation on bilateral and multilateral platforms and discussed potential directions of future cooperation.
As one of the current non-permanent members of the UN Security Council, Minister Jeyhun Bayramov briefed his Ghanaian counterpart on the post-conflict normalization of Armenian-Azerbaijani relations, as well as the region's current security situation. It was stated that the Armenian side's ongoing military provocations, including the March 5 incident, demonstrate that this country is not interested in achieving lasting peace in the region and establishing mutually respectful relations with Azerbaijan.
Issues of cooperation within the framework of the Non-Aligned Movement were also discussed at the meeting. Emphasizing the active participation of Ghana in the activities of the National Assembly as one of the founding states of the movement, the counterpart was informed about the Summit-level Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement Contact Group in response to COVID-19, which took place in Baku a few days ago, and its results.
During the meeting, the sides also exchanged views on other issues of mutual interest.