Within the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov has held bilateral meetings with Madagascar Foreign Minister Patrick Rajoelina, Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Denis Moncada Colindres, and Cape Verde's Foreign Minister Rui Figueredo Soares, members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Report informs, citing the Foreign Ministry.
The meetings expressed satisfaction with the successful development of relations between Azerbaijan and the NAM member states in various fields. The parties discussed opportunities for expanding cooperation between the countries in the fields of culture, tourism, transport, humanitarian, especially economic, as well as stressed the importance of developing cooperation between the countries within international organizations.
The sides also exchanged views on cooperation and mutual support within international organizations, as well as issues on the agenda of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly.
At the meetings, the priorities of Azerbaijan's chairmanship in the movement were also discussed. Minister Jeyhun Bayramov noted that Azerbaijan provides humanitarian and financial assistance to more than 30 countries, including the countries of the Non-Aligned Movement, in the fight against the pandemic, and half of it is intended for the Non-Aligned Movement member states. The other sides were also informed about the scholarship program, which allows citizens of the Non-Aligned Movement member states to study in Azerbaijan.
They praised Azerbaijan's successful chairmanship of the Security Council and the globally essential initiatives put forward by the Azerbaijani president in the fight against COVID-19.
The sides also exchanged views on current issues on the international agenda, including the regional situation.
Minister Jeyhun Bayramov informed his counterparts about the 44-day Patriotic War, which began on September 27 last year, the trilateral statement of November 10, and its implementation in response to Armenia's aggression. At the same time, noting the post-conflict recovery and reconstruction phase, Jeyhun Bayramov said that a new framework for security and cooperation has been established, which opens new opportunities for the development and prosperity of the region.
The sides also exchanged views on other issues of mutual interest.