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28 Nov 2016

Belarus, Azerbaijan confirm interest in rapid advancement of cooperation

Belarus, Azerbaijan confirm interest in rapid advancement of cooperation

BAKU, 28 November (BelTA) – Belarus and Azerbaijan confirm their interest in the vigorous advancement of cooperation, BelTA learned from the joint statement released by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev after negotiations in Baku on 28 November.

The document reads that Belarus and Azerbaijan have confirmed their mutual interest in continuing vigorous interstate cooperation across the board for the sake of bolstering the living standards of the two nations.

During the meeting the heads of state discussed key matters of Belarusian-Azerbaijani partnership in a traditionally friendly and trustful atmosphere. Alexander Lukashenko and Ilham Aliyev confirmed their adherence to the spirit and principles of relations stipulated by the agreement on friendship and cooperation between the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Azerbaijan of 2 May 2007.

The two presidents expressed satisfaction with the persistent advancement of Belarusian-Azerbaijani ties in all areas of interstate interaction. Alexander Lukashenko and Ilham Aliyev spoke highly of the positive dynamics of cooperation in the bilateral and multilateral formats as well as the implementation of the previously reached top-level agreements.

The two leaders stated that the approaches of Belarus and Azerbaijan to key problems of international development and international security coincide or are very close to each other. The statement jointly released by Alexander Lukashenko and Ilham Aliyev also expressed the intention to continue building up the friendly relations and the mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries.

According to the document, the sides will continue the regular dialogue at the top level. The dialogue contributes to more effective interaction in various areas and helps fill the Belarus-Azerbaijan strategic partnership relations with concrete content. The sides underscored the importance of stepping up coordination in foreign policy affairs on the bilateral basis and within the framework of regional and international organizations. The sides also confirmed their readiness to further advance tight interaction in areas of mutual interest, support each other’s positions in the United Nations Organization and its agencies, in the OSCE, and other international organizations of universal and regional nature.

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