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Saudi FM in Azerbaijan to Boost Relations

Saudi FM in Azerbaijan to Boost Relations

Wednesday, 5 October, 2022 - 05:15
Officials from Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan hold talks in Baku on Tuesday. (SPA)

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah held talks with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in Baku on Tuesday.


He conveyed to him the greetings of the Saudi leadership as they discussed bilateral relations and the latest international developments.


Prince Faisal also met his counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov during official talks that tackled ties between their countries and ways to bolster and develop them in various fields.


They also discussed issues of common interest.


The FMs took part in an event at the foreign ministry celebrating 30 years since the establishment of relations between their countries.


Bayramov praised the relations that have been marked by dialogue and that have served the interests of both parties.


Moreover, he declared his country’s support to Riyadh’s bid to host Expo 2030, underscoring the Kingdom’s stances in support of Azerbaijan on all levels.


He stressed that his government was keen on further strengthen relations with Saudi Arabia.


For his part, Prince Faisal said the ties were based on solid foundations since Azerbaijan’s independence in 1992.


He remarked that the Kingdom was among the first countries that recognized its independence and established diplomatic ties with it.


He highlighted the cooperation between their countries that include investments in hydro, wind and electrical energy


He noted that Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan demonstrated the strength of their ties by agreeing on several issues and through constant bilateral coordination and cooperation, most notably at the United Nations, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, OPEC and OPEC+.


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