Azerbaijan, Italy discuss prospects for cooperation
Azerbaijan, Italy discuss prospects for cooperation
SHARE: READ: 167     14:26     13 April 2021    
A zerbaijan`s Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov has met with a delegation led by President of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Emigration of the Italian Senate Vito Petrocelli. Minister Bayramov noted with satisfaction that relations between Azerbaijan and Italy are developing at a high level. In this respect, the FM noted the state visit of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Italy in February last year, the agreements reached during the visit, as well as the signing of a joint statement on strengthening the multidimensional strategic partnership. Prospects for the development of cooperation between the two countries in the economic, energy and humanitarian spheres were discussed. The sides expressed their confidence that cooperation will continue more actively after the lifting of pandemic restrictions. The minister briefed the Italian parliamentarians on the current situation in the region in the post-conflict period, issues related to the implementation of the trilateral statements, as well as the possibility of normalizing relations between the two countries on the basis of strict respect for the principles of international law. Minister Jeyhun Bayramov also brought to the attention of the other side the disturbing issues threatening the implementation of the trilateral statements, including the sending of a terrorist-sabotage group by Armenia to Azerbaijan after the signing of a joint statement and the neutralization of members of the said group that killed Azerbaijani servicemen and civilians. The FM informed that they are currently being prosecuted while the Armenian side unjustifiably described these people as "prisoners of war" and made allegations concerning them. The minister also informed the chairperson of the Committee that the liberated territories were heavily mined by Armenia and that Armenia still refused to provide information on mine sites to Azerbaijan. Noting that some European parliamentarians have made completely unfounded calls on this issue despite the facts presented by Azerbaijan, the minister emphasized the importance of honest dissemination of information in the international community on this matter through representatives of friendly countries like Italy. President of the Committee of the Italian Senate Vito Petrocelli thanked for the detailed information and noted that the Italian Senate has always closely followed issues related to the conflict. Stating that the end of the conflict is a great success for the whole region, Vito Petrocelli stated that there are ample opportunities for integration in the region. He also noted the prospects for the comprehensive development of bilateral relations. Minister Jeyhun Bayramov also conveyed his sincere greetings to his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio.
Defense Ministry: Artillery units of the Azerbaijan Army conduct live-fire exercises - VIDEO

The Rocket and Artillery formations of the Azerbaijan Army conduct live-fire exercises in accordance with the combat training plan for 2021, the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan told Baku Tribune.

LAST NEWS
Why should believers be citizens sans rights?

If being secular is a part of someone’s identity and is protected under international treaties and norms then why is the identity of a religious person not protected?

Azerbaijan increases gas production

In January-October of this year, total value of production in the mining industry in Azerbaijan has been AZN 26,5 bln,m which is 1.6% more in annual comparison.

Macron expresses worries over Ukraine to Putin

French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the Elysee revealed in a statement on Monday, adding that the French head of state expressed concerns regarding the situation in Ukraine.

Switzerland directly qualify for 2022 World Cup while Italy surprisingly into playoffs

Switzerland defeated Bulgaria 4-0 Monday and finished at the top of the UEFA World Cup Qualifiers Group C table while Italy surprised everyone with a goalless draw against Northern Ireland and will go to playoffs, according to Anadolu Agency.

Oil prices jump on world markets

Oil prices have increased on the world markets.

Iranian helicopter nears US ship in Gulf of Oman - Pentagon

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby (pictured) said on Monday that an Iranian navy helicopter came within "25 yards" from a United States USS Essex assault ship in the Gulf of Oman.

Johnson: UK would invoke Article 16 reasonably

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the United Kingdom hopes to "find a negotiated solution to the problems created by the Northern Ireland Protocol," adding that such a solution "still seems possible." However, he brought up the possibility of triggering Article 16, which would unilaterally suspend the deal, as a "perfectly legitimate part" of the protocol.

Biden: US doesn't support Taiwan's independence - Chinese media

United States President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed "strategic and fundamental issues" during their virtual meeting, according to Chinese media. Biden also reportedly stated the US does not support Taiwanese independence in an effort to calm the recent tensions between Beijing and Washington over Taiwan. Xi warned China "will have to take decisive measures" if independence forces "cross the red line."

Russia worried about Norway's naval expansion - Zakharova

Russia is interpreting the recent visit of Norway's naval ship to the Arctic archipelago of Spitsbergen as a sign of the Nordic country's attempts to militarize the region, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday.

Europe closes mixed as COVID concerns prevail

Major European stock markets finished this week's last trading day mostly higher, as the coronavirus pandemic resurged in several countries across the Eurozone prompting new concerns among investors.