No:395/21, Information of the Press Service Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the meeting of Minister Jeyhun Bayramov with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani
On October 18, 2021, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov met with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani during the latter’s official visit to Azerbaijan.
In the meeting with the participation of delegations from both sides, the parties exchanged views on the agenda of bilateral cooperation between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State of Qatar, as well as regional issues.
Sincerely welcoming his counterpart, Minister Jeyhun Bayramov noted that Azerbaijan attaches great importance to the development of relations with the State of Qatar and noted with satisfaction the high-level political dialogue between the countries. Emphasizing that the two countries share relations of friendship and cooperation at both bilateral and multilateral levels, Minister Jeyhun Bayramov thanked Qatar for its continued support for Azerbaijan’s just position on the settlement of the past conflict based on the international law.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani told that the meeting with the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan was very productive. He expressed his satisfaction for being in Azerbaijan in a very important day for the country and conveyed his sincere congratulations on the 30th Anniversary of the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Qatar’s support for territorial integrity of Azerbaijan was once again voiced by the Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani.
Minister Jeyhun Bayramov broadly informed his counterpart on the current situation in the region, including post-conflict development in the region, implementation of tripartite statements and measures taken by Azerbaijan in this regard, acts of systematic destruction committed by Armenia on the Azerbaijan’s territories during the nearly 30 year long occupation, attempts to erase the traces of Azerbaijan’s historical, cultural and religious heritage, as well as illegal activities, massive contamination of territories with mines and other issues. The other side was informed about the restoration and reconstruction works carried out by the government of Azerbaijan in the liberated territories.
During the meeting, the sides discussed the issues of expanding cooperation between the two countries in the fields of economy, trade, mutual investment, including alternative energy, transport links, tourism, as well as the use of existing potential. It was noted that the holding of a meeting of the Joint Economic, Trade and Technical Commission between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Qatar during the current visit will make a positive contribution to the development of bilateral economic relations.
At the end of the meeting, the Ministers signed “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Qatar on mutual abolition of visa requirements for persons holding general civil passports".