Meeting of Azerbaijani and Lithuanian FMs held - UPDATED - 1

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30 April 2021

On April 30, 2021, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis, who is on an official visit to Azerbaijan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan told APA.

The meeting between the Ministers began in a tête-à-tête format and then continued in a large format with the participation of delegations from both sides.

Minister Jeyhun Bayramov praised the existing political dialogue between Azerbaijan and Lithuania and stressed the importance of continuing it. It was noted that bilateral relations are developing in a number of areas and there are great opportunities for expanding this cooperation.

Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis noted with satisfaction the cordial discussions with the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. It was emphasized that the Eastern Partnership region is a strategic priority for Lithuania and in this regard the importance of developing friendly and cooperative relations with friendly countries, including Azerbaijan. Recalling that this year marks the 30th anniversary of our diplomatic relations, Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis stressed the importance of planning the future development of relations.

The sides exchanged views on opportunities for cooperation between the two countries in various fields, including economic, trade, humanitarian, educational, as well as on international platforms.

During the meeting, Minister Jeyhun Bayramov briefed his counterpart on the current situation in the region, issues related to the implementation of the trilateral statement, including non-fulfillment of obligations by Armenia, activities that threaten peace and security in the region and other issues. Minister Jeyhun Bayramov also said that the dual approach demonstrated by some European countries and international institutions is unacceptable, and stressed that the statements and activities of the latter, which will create false illusions in Armenia, do not serve peaceful coexistence in the region.

The Ministers also discussed other issues of mutual interest.

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An extended meeting of Azerbaijani and Lithuanian delegations is being held under the chairmanship of foreign ministers, Foreign Ministry wrote on Twitter, APA reports. 

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A  tête-à-tête meeting has started between the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov and his Lithuanian colleague GLandsbergis, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry made a Twitter post, APA reports.

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