Azerbaijan And Greece Engage In Talks On Bilateral Cooperation And Regional Progress

Jeyhun Bayramov, Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister, and his Greek counterpart, Georgios Gerapetritis, underscored the significance of advancing bilateral relations across multiple domains, encompassing politics, economics, trade, energy, agriculture, tourism, humanitarian efforts, and other sectors.

During the Eastern Partnership Foreign Affairs Ministerial meeting in Brussels, the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Greece convened to discuss various aspects of bilateral and multilateral cooperation, prospects, and the latest regional developments.

Jeyhun Bayramov, Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister, and his Greek counterpart, Georgios Gerapetritis, underscored the significance of advancing bilateral relations across multiple domains, encompassing politics, economics, trade, energy, agriculture, tourism, humanitarian efforts, and other sectors. They also emphasized the importance of expanding cooperation in alignment with the interests of both nations.

The ministers expressed satisfaction with the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Greece last year. They highlighted the importance of reciprocal visits and increased engagement across different platforms to strengthen the political dialogue between the two countries.

Both ministers reiterated Azerbaijan’s role as a reliable and strategic energy partner for Europe. They emphasized the exceptional importance of projects such as the Southern Gas Corridor, the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), and the Greece-Bulgaria Gas Interconnector. They expressed confidence that successful energy cooperation between the two countries would contribute to the development and stability of the region, encompassing other areas of mutual interest.

Minister Jeyhun Bayramov provided his Greek counterpart with a detailed overview of the new realities that have emerged in the region during the post-conflict period. He discussed the factors influencing local anti-terrorism measures, the process of normalizing relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia, as well as the agenda for the peace agreement and the ongoing restoration and construction efforts in the liberated territories of Azerbaijan.

The restoration and reconstruction works carried out in Azerbaijan’s liberated territories were also a topic of discussion. The ministers also deliberated on additional regional and global matters of shared concern. Further particulars regarding the gathering are still pending disclosure.

Azerbaijan and Greece share a strong bilateral relationship that brings numerous geopolitical advantages. Greece, being the first European Union member to express interest in importing gas directly from Azerbaijan, recognizes the strategic position and abundant energy resources of Azerbaijan. The two countries have fostered close ties in trade, culture, and economy, not only enhancing economic cooperation but also promoting cultural understanding.

Azerbaijan plays a crucial role as a reliable and strategic energy partner for Europe, particularly through projects like the Southern Gas Corridor, the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), and the Greece-Bulgaria Gas Interconnector. This energy collaboration significantly contributes to regional development and stability. Furthermore, frequent mutual visits and expanded contacts across various platforms strengthen the political dialogue between Azerbaijan and Greece.

However, the military partnership between Greece and Armenia, as well as the close ties and alliance between Turkey and Azerbaijan, have introduced certain challenges and nationalist tensions in their relations. Nevertheless, both nations remain committed to further enhancing their bilateral ties.