Posted on 30.04.2013 in Azerbaijan, Featured, News

FM: Azerbaijani-Romanian partnership has good potential

Azerbaijan and Romania have a strategic partnership agreement. During the Romanian Foreign Minister’s visit to Baku, the sides discussed further action within their cooperation, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said at a press conference on Friday following talks with his Romanian counterpart.

The parties have also discussed improved visa system facilitation between the two countries, the AGRI project and transit issues, Mammadyarov said.

“Our cooperation is based on a strategic partnership,” Romanian Foreign Minister Titus Corlatean said on an official visit to Baku today.

He added that the two countries have is a good potential for the development of cooperation.

“I met with the leadership of the country,” Romanian minister said. “We have discussed a number of current issues of cooperation and those of significant investments and other trade issues.”

Corlatean said that the Romanian side intends to organise a business forum comprising entrepreneurs from the two countries.

“We appreciate Azerbaijan’s contribution towards Europe’s energy security,” Corlatean said.

The minister said that Romania is also ready to continue supporting Azerbaijan in the process of its integration into European organisations, including NATO.

“Romania supports peace talks on the settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,” Corlatean said.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group – Russia, France, and the U.S. are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council’s four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.