UAE

Waving Flag of the United Arab Emirates (Animated Gif)

United Arab Emirates

 

Head of State (President): H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan

Head of Government: H.H. Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al-Makto                                                 

Speaker of Parliament (Federal National Council): H.E. Mrs. Amal Al Qubaisi

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation:  H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan                                   

Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United Arab EmiratesH.E. Mr. Mahir Aliyev       

Ambassador of UAE to the Republic of Azerbaijan: H.E. Mr. Mohammad Ahmad Al-Gubaisi

Official web-site of The Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan:  http://abudhabi.mfa.gov.az

 

Bilateral relations

On December 26, 1991 United Arab Emirates recognized the independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and the UAE were established on September 1, 1992.

On December 13, 1994 President of the Republic of Azerbaijan H.E. Mr. Heydar Aliyev met with President of UAE H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan within the framework of the summit of the heads of states and governments of the OIC member states in Casablanca, Morocco.

On November 17-18, 2014 the 5th meeting of the Joint Commission on Economic, Trade and Technical Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the UAE was held in Baku.

On April 1-3, 2015 the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, paid an official visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan and was received by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev.

On February 1-2, 2016 President of the Republic of Azerbaijan H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev paid an official visit to the UAE.

On November 18-20, 2016 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov took part in the next third 7th Sir Bani Yas forum in the capital city of UAE - Abu Dhabi.

On April 19-20, 2017 the 6th Meeting of the Joint Commission on Economic, Trade and Technical Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the UAE was held in Dubai.

On May 21, 2017 President of the Republic of Azerbaijan H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev met with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates – H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as part of his participation in the Arab-Islamic-American Summit in Riyadh.

On May 22, 2017 the UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan paid a visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan. During the visit, he was received by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev and met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov.

On April 4, 2018 President of the Republic of Azerbaijan H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev met the delegation headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, H.E. Mr. Anwar Gargash - who was attending the Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement held in Azerbaijan.

On April 5, 2018 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov met the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates Mr. Anwar Gargash within the framework of the Mid-term Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement in Baku.

On June 18, 2018 the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation banned traveling from the UAE to Nagorno-Karabakh for political reasons in a travel ban for its citizens traveling abroad.

On January 13-15, 2019, a delegation led by Mr. Shahin Mustafayev Minister of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Co-Chair of the Joint Intergovernmental Commission on Economic, Trade and Technical Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the United Arab Emirates visited the cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The delegation of the Republic of Azerbaijan took part in the international event "International Energy Summit 2019" held in Abu Dhabi.

On February 10-12, 2019, a delegation led by Mr. Ulvi Mehdiyev Chairman of the State Agency for Citizen Services and Social Innovations under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan participated in the VII World Summit of Governments (WGS 2019) in Dubai.

On February 17-21, 2019, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov Minister of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan, participated in the IDEX 2019 International Defense Exhibition and Conference held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. During the event, Z.Hasanov met with UAE Minister of Defense Mohammed Ahmed Al Bavardi Al Flasi.

On March 14-21, 2019, Mr. Azad Rahimov Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Azerbaijan took part in the opening ceremony of the “Abu Dhabi 2019 Special Olympics World” event held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

On March 18, 2019, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev received Suhail Mohammed Al-Mazrouni Minister of Energy and Industry of the United Arab Emirates, who attended the OPEC Plus meeting.

On April 23, 2019, H.E. Mr. Mahir Aliyev Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United Arab Emirates presented a copy of his credentials to Mr. Ahmed Sari Al Mazroui Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the UAE.

On July 7, 2019, H.E. Mr. Mahir Aliyev Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United Arab Emirates presented his credentials to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President, Prime Minister, Ruler of Dubai.

On September 9-12, 2019, a delegation led by Mr. Parviz Shahbazov Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan visited the UAE to participate in the 8th Round Table on Energy of Asian Ministers. During the visit, P. Shahbazov met with Mr. Suhail Mohammad Faraj Fares Almazrui UAE Minister of Energy and Industry.

On September 17-30, 2019. a meeting was held between Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the UAE within the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.  

The UAE side was represented by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Anwar Gargash, at the Non-Aligned Movement Summit held in Baku on 21-26 October 2019.

On October 23, 2019, Mr. Ilham Aliyev President of the Republic of Azerbaijan received a delegation led by Dr. Anwar Gargash Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 

On October 23, 2019, Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan met with Dr. Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, within the framework of the 18th Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Baku. During the meeting, Minister Mammadyarov presented a medal dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the diplomatic service of the Republic of Azerbaijan to his counterpart from the United Arab Emirates.

On October 30, 2019 Azerbaijan-UAE Foreign Ministries held political consultations in Abu Dhabi. Azerbaijan was represented by a delegation led by Mr. Ramiz Hasanov Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan. 

On November 11-14, 2019 a delegation led by Mr. Rovnag Abdullayev President of SOCAR attended the Abu Dhabi International Oil Exhibition and Conference held in the UAE.

On November 14-15, 2019 a delegation led by Ali bin Seyyed Abdulrahman Al Hashim, Adviser on Judicial and Religious Affairs of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, participated in the "II Baku Summit of World Religious Leaders" held in Baku.

On November 15-17, 2019 Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan participated in the Sri Bani Yas Forum held in Liwa Oasis - Abu Dhabi.

On November 29-December 1, 2019 Mr. Azad Rahimov Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Azerbaijan attended 11th Yas Marina Abu Dhabi Grand Prix of Formula 1-Etihad Airlines held in Abu Dhabi. A delegation led by the Minister of Defense Industry Madat Guliyev also took part in the event.

On December 7-10, 2019, the Azerbaijan Trade Mission visited Dubai with the participation of representatives of 30-35 companies under the support of AZPROMO in order to promote and expand trade relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the United Arab Emirates.

On December 16-20, 2019 a delegation led by Mr. Kamran Aliyev Deputy Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Chief of the General Directorate for Combating Corruption under the Prosecutor General of Azerbaijan attended the 8th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption held in Abu Dhabi.

On January 28-29, 2020 Mr. Ramin Guluzadeh Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan participated in the Leading Global Investment Aviation Summit held in Dubai, UAE.

On February 8-13, 2020 Mr. Fuad Muradov Chairman of the State Committee for Work with the Diaspora of the Republic of Azerbaijan participated in the 10th World Cities Forum held in Abu Dhabi.

On May 4, 2020 Mr. Abdulrahman Mohamed Al Owaisi, Minister of Health and Prevention of the United Arab Emirates, participated in the Non-Aligned Movement Summit held by video conference in the format of the Non-Aligned Movement Contact Group on the initiative of Mr. Ilham Aliyev President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Humanitarian Cooperation

On March 9-11, 2014, the delegation headed by the Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Office Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade paid an official visit to the UAE in Abu Dhabi. During the visit, the delegation participated in an international forum called "Promotion of Peace in Muslim Communities."

On October 12-13, 2016, the Commissioner for Human Rights E. Suleymanova visited the UAE.

Treaty and legal basis

29 documents on cooperation in various fields have been signed between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the United Arab Emirates.

 

Economic cooperation

Trade turnover, volume of exports and imports between the two countries (thousand US dollars)

Year

Imports

Exports

Trade Turnover

2014

61 147.23

4 322.66

65 469.89

2015

66 669.69

5 613.73

72 283.42

2016

57 793.67

11 578.12

69 371.79

2017

22 795.04

16 700.06

39 495.1

2018

32 290.82

22 103.83

54 394.65

2019

46 929.39

19 141.11

66 070.50

Source: State Statistics Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan + State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan

 

Products exported from Azerbaijan: engine gasoline, turbine engines, pipes for drilling oil and gas wells.

Products imported from the UAE: engine oils, chemicals, polyester, iron and steel pipes, ferrous metal constructions, agricultural spraying and cleaning machines, floating or underwater drilling or operating platforms, parts of ground and tunneling machines

 

Joint Commission

Name: Joint Commission on Economic, Trade and Technical Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the United Arab Emirates

Date of establishment: May 21, 2008

Date of the last meeting: On November 12-13, 2019 the 7th meeting of the Joint Commission between the Governments of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the United Arab Emirates was held in Baku.

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