Saudi Arabia

Waving Flag of Saudi Arabia (Animated Gif)

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

 

 

Head of State (King):  H.M. Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Crown prince, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defence: H.R.H Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud 

Chairman of the Majlis ash-Shura (Consultative Aseembly): H.E. Abdullah ibn Muhammad Al ash-Sheikh  

Minister of Foreign Affairs: H.E. Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Assaf

Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaH.E. Mr. Shahin Abdullayev (residency in Riyadh)

Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Azerbaijan: H.E. Mr. Hamad Abdullah S. Khudayr

Official web-site of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijann: http://riyadh.mfa.gov.az/ 

 

Bilateral relations

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recognized the independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan on December 30, 1991. Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were established on February 24, 1992.

On April 5-7, 2015 President of the Republic of Azerbaijan H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev paid an official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

On April 8, 2015 President of the Republic of Azerbaijan H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev received the delegation headed by the President of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation, Minister of Youth and Sports of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, President of the National Olympic Committee H.R.H Prince Abdullah bin Musa'ad bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.

On December 15-16, 2015 the delegation headed by Minister of Economy and Industry of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Shahin Mustafayev, visited the 4th Meeting of the Joint Commission on Economic, Trade, Investment, Technology, Culture, Sports and Youth between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

On January 18, 2017 President of the Republic of Azerbaijan H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev met with Minister of Energy, Industry and Natural Resources Khalid A. Al-Falih as part of his participation in the World Economic Forum in Davos.

On March 10, 2017 President of the Republic of Azerbaijan H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev received the delegation headed by the State Minister for Gulf Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mr. Thamer Al-Sabhan.

On April 26, 2017 President of the Republic of Azerbaijan H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev received the delegation headed by the Minister of Energy, Industry and Natural Resources of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Khalid A. Al-Falih.

On May 11, 2017 President of the Republic of Azerbaijan H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev received the Minister of State for the Gulf Affairs of Saudi Arabia, Mr. Thamer Al-Sabhan.

On May 20-21, 2017 President of the Republic of Azerbaijan H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev visited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to attend the Arab-Islamic-American Summit in Riyadh.

On May 30, 2017 President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev received the Minister of State for the Gulf Affairs of Saudi Arabia, Mr. Thamer Al-Sabhan.

On January 27-31, 2019 the delegation headed by the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Fikrat Mammadov and the Chairman of the Supreme Court Mr. Ramiz Rzayev visited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

On March 4, 2019 the 5th Meeting of the Joint Commission on Economic, Trade, Investment, Technology, Culture, Sports and Youth was held in Baku between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

On March 15, 2019 the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan H.E Mr. Ilham Aliyev received the Chairman of King Faisal Foundation’s Center for Research and Islamic Studies, H.R.H. Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud, who was attending the VII Global Forum.

On March 16, 2019 President of the Republic of Azerbaijan H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev received Minister of Energy, Industry and Natural Resources of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Khalid A. Al-Falih, who was attending the OPEC plus meeting.

On April 7-8, 2019 the First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan - Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Colonel-General Najmaddin Sadikov paid an official visit to Saudi Arabia.

 

Humanitarian Cooperation

On January 21-23, 2014, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan, with the declaration of the city of Medina, Saudi Arabia, the “Capital of Islamic Culture” in 2013 and for participating in the VIII Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers, organized by ISESCO the delegation headed by Abulfas Garayev visited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

On February 21-24, 2015, the delegation headed by Sheikh-ul-Islam Haji Allahshukur Pashazadeh, Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Office, paid a visit to Mecca to attend the international conference organized by the Islamic League on the “Fight Against Terrorism” under the auspices of the King of Saudi Arabia, His Majesty Salman bin Abdulaziz.

On February 01, 2017, Mr. Ali Hasanov, Assistant to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan for Social and Political Affairs, at the invitation of SA Minister of Culture and Information Adil bin Zayed Al-Thureyf visited Saudi Arabia, and met with President of the SA News Agency (SPA) Abdullah bin Fahd Al-Hussein and H.M. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at the opening ceremony of the National Festival of Heritage and Culture.

 

Treaty and legal basis

22 documents on cooperation in various fields have been signed between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 

Economic cooperation

Trade turnover between Azerbaijan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (in USD thousands)

Years

Trade turnover

Exports

Imports

2014

15.06

0.13

14.93

2015

92.47.4

184.8

9.7

2016

12.640.67

539.53

12.101.14

2017

17.675.97

1.278.74

16.397.23

2018

19.031.52

861.23

18.170.29

 

Products exported from Azerbaijan: kerosene fuel for jet engines and gasoline for other purposes, digital computers and metal furniture.

Products imported from Saudi Arabia: Polyethylene, calcium carbonate, nitrogen, titanium dioxide preparations, other chemicals and dates.

 

Joint Commission

Name: Joint Commission between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the fields of economy, trade, investment, technology, culture, sports and youth.

Date of establishment: April 25, 2000

Date of the last meeting: On March 4, 2019, the fifth meeting of the Joint Commission on Economic, Trade, Investment, Technology, Culture, Sports and Youth was held between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 

 

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