Australia hold first ever political consultation with Azerbaijan

BYYasir Rehman


In a bid to build closer ties with Republic of Azerbaijan, Australia hold first ever political consultation this week in Baku.

According to the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Australia, the first political consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Commonwealth of Australia were conducted in Baku on May 1, 2024.

During the consultations, the delegation of the Republic of Azerbaijan was led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Elnur Mammadov, and the delegation of the Australia was led by Rod Brazier, Deputy Secretary of the Development, Multilateral and European Group of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

During the political consultations, discussions were held on the current state of relations between the two countries, the expansion of cooperation and development prospects in political, economic, humanitarian and other fields.

Deputy Minister Elnur Mammadov informed his Australian counterpart in detail about the current situation in the region during the post-conflict period, the restoration and construction works carried out in the territories freed from occupation, as well as the mine clearance process.

Both sides hoped that the 29th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP29), hosted by Azerbaijan this year, will create favourable opportunities for cooperation.

Prospects of cooperation between the two countries within the framework of international organizations were also discussed at the meeting.

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