Azerbaijani, Afghan FMs hail political relations between countries

Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and his Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani praised political relations between the two countries as they met in New York on the sidelines of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly.

The sides exchanged views on the development of the bilateral relations and prospects for further cooperation, as well as fighting against terrorism and other issues of mutual interest.

Describing the development of political relations between Azerbaijan and Afghanistan as “excellent”, FM Mammadyarov underlined the importance of further enhancement of cooperation through joint efforts in a variety of fields, particularly in economy, trade and investment making areas.

Pointing to the large-scale transport and energy projects being implemented in the region with the initiative and participation of the country, Elmar Mammadyarov noted that those projects contributed to the regional cooperation, saying Afghanistan could also take advantage of them in the coming years.

Praising the level of comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, Afghan Minister Salahuddin Rabbani emphasized that his country highly appreciated Azerbaijan’s support to Afghanistan in a bilateral and multilateral format.