American Jewish Committee (AJC) welcomes opening of Azerbaijan Trade Representative Office in Tel Aviv, reads the statement of the Committee, APA reports.
“Azerbaijan, a predominantly Muslim country, is a strategic partner for Israel and the U.S. The Azerbaijan trade mission in Israel will further strengthen the extensive cooperation between the two countries, and, hopefully, lead to the opening of Azerbaijan’s embassy in Israel, to complement Israel’s embassy in Baku,” said AJC CEO David Harris.
The statement says that AJC, the leading global Jewish advocacy organization, maintains close contact with Azerbaijan through its offices across the U.S., Europe, and other locations. AJC delegations have visited Baku annually, and met with senior Azerbaijani officials on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly every fall.
“AJC may well have been the pioneers in creating ties to Azerbaijan,” Prime Minister Netanyahu told the 2019 AJC Global Forum.