Foreign Minister Bayramov with Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Iraq Nazar Issa Abdulhadi Al-Khairullah

On February 9, 2022, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov received a delegation led by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq Nazar Issa Abdulhadi Al-Khairullah.

Minister Jeyhun Bayramov stressed the development of bilateral relations between the two peoples on both bilateral and multilateral levels on the basis of existing historical ties. Speaking with satisfaction about the level of political dialogue between the two countries, the Minister referred to his meetings with his Iraqi counterpart over the past year at various international events. It was noted that the meeting of the Joint Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the Republic of Iraq in Baku last year, as well as the visit of the Iraqi Oil Minister to Azerbaijan made a positive contribution to expanding bilateral cooperation.

The Minister also briefed the opposite side on the situation in the region after the conflict, the implementation of trilateral statements by Azerbaijan, the large-scale restoration and reconstruction work carried out in the liberated areas, the implementation of the necessary work for the return of IDPs to their lands decades later.

Deputy Minister Nazar Issa Abdulhadi Al-Khairullah stressed the importance attached to the development of bilateral relations. It was stressed that it is important to maintain the current political dialogue, including the intensity of contacts between the foreign ministers. He said that Iraq has experience in the field of IDPs, as well as the restoration of destroyed areas, and expressed readiness to share this experience with Azerbaijan. He congratulated Azerbaijan on its restoration work in the region, including its efforts to build future peace in the region.

During the meeting, Minister Jeyhun Bayramov expressed his sincere congratulations on the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Iraq and personally presented the letter addressed to his Iraqi counterpart.

The sides also exchanged views on regional issues of mutual interest.

We would like to note that on the same day, political consultations were held between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Iraq. The Azerbaijani delegation was headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Fariz Rzayev, and the Iraqi delegation - by Deputy Foreign Minister Nazar Issa Abdulhadi Al-Khairullah. Within the framework of political consultations, a number of issues on cooperation were discussed.

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