FM Mammadyarov hails Hungary`s support to development of strategic partnership relations between Azerbaijan and EU

Baku, June 29, AZERTAC

Azerbaijan`s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has hailed Hungary`s support to the development of strategic partnership relations between Azerbaijan and the European Union as he met with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Peter Szijjarto.

The sides praised the level of development of political dialogue between Azerbaijan and Hungary and stressed the steady development of cooperation in the context of the strategic partnership between the two countries.

The ministers noted that Baku meeting of the Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of Hungary provides favorable conditions for the promotion of cooperation in the fields of economy, as well as the agriculture, transport, information and high technologies, and others.

Peter Szijjarto as a co-chair of the Joint inter-Governmental Commission highly appreciated the results of the meeting that was held in Baku. He also informed that during the meeting of the Commission the sides discussed the practical cooperation projects in the spheres of mutual interest. Furthermore, Peter Szijjarto added that Hungarian companies are interested in cooperation with partners from Azerbaijan.

Elmar Mammadyarov briefed his counterpart about the large-scale transport and energy projects, as well as East-West, North-South and South-West transport corridors and Southern Gas Corridor implemented with the initiation and active participation of Azerbaijan.

The two ministers highly valued cooperation between the two countries in the field of education. The Hungarian minister informed that currently 477 students from Azerbaijan study in his country and on an annual basis 200 scholarships are allocated for Azerbaijani students.

Touching upon the negotiation process on the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, Elmar Mammadyarov emphasized that the whole international community, including OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairs at the level of heads of state admits the fact of unacceptability and unsustainability of the current status-quo of occupation and it must be changed.

The sides also noted the successful cooperation and mutual support of the two countries within the international organizations.

After the meeting, “Protocol on Cooperation between ADA University of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary” was signed by Ambassador Hafiz Pashayev, Rector of the ADA University and Minister Peter Szijjarto.

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