Mongolia, Azerbaijan foreign ministries discuss cooperation
A memorandum of understanding has been signed between foreign ministries of Azerbaijan and Mongolia.
A memorandum of understanding has been signed between foreign ministries of Azerbaijan and Mongolia. At the meeting, Mongolian Foreign Minister Tsogtbaatar Damdin praised the level of political dialogue between Azerbaijan and Mongolia with his counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov. Tsogtbaatar stressed that a number of Azerbaijani specialists used to work in Mongolia during the period of the Soviet Union and contributed to the development of the country, as well as Mongolian students studied at the universities of Azerbaijan. He added that his visit to Azerbaijan was a manifestation of the importance attached to the development of relations with Azerbaijan by Mongolia. The ministers stressed the importance of high-level visits and expanding the legal framework with the aim of intensifying the relations between the countries. Noting the potential for the development of economic cooperation between Azerbaijan and Mongolia, the ministers emphasized the necessity of joint efforts aimed at increasing trade turnover between the two countries. In this regard, the sides discussed the cooperation opportunities within the 'One Belt One Road Initiative', development strategy proposed by the Chinese government that focuses on connectivity and cooperation between Eurasian countries. Mammadyarov said that Azerbaijan has applied to hold Expo 2025 in Baku and hopes that its candidacy will be supported by Mongolia. Briefing about the negotiation process on the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Azerbaijan`s foreign minister stressed that the conflict must be resolved within the internationally recognized borders, territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan based on the UN Security Council resolutions. The minister appreciated Mongolia's position on supporting the solution to the conflict based on the relevant UN Security Council resolutions. The sides also discussed issues of cooperation in science, education, culture, and sports between the two countries.