Tehran (IP) – Foreign Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan says relations between Iran and the Azerbaijan Republic are based on neighborliness, brotherhood, and cultural commonality.

Iran PressIran News:  Attending a joint press conference after meeting with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Jeyhun Bayramov stated: "Bilateral talks were held, and according to the political will of the two countries, we had a 30% increase in the volume of relations, but the existing capacities are more."

"We agreed to follow up half-completed joint projects and new projects were defined. Good agreements were made regarding the joint production of cars and agricultural tools," he pointed out.

"The north-south corridor project is of special importance and Azerbaijan is ready to fulfill its mission in completing the project and the Rasht-Astara railway," he said.

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In March 2022, in the joint economic commission meeting, the eastern Zangezur region was discussed, and hopefully, the construction of the first bridge in this region will begin in the near future," the Azeri foreign minister highlighted.

"Today, we emphasized the importance of the Persian Gulf, Black Sea corridor, and the role of Iran, Azerbaijan and Georgia in completing this corridor was also noted."

"After the 44-day war, which ended the occupation of Azerbaijani lands after thirty years, we are looking for peace, stability and economic cooperation in this region, and we want to normalize relations with Armenia," Bayramov stressed.

"We also announced our readiness to determine the central borders between Armenia and Azerbaijan and we want the return of war refugees," he added.

"We entrusted the construction of a hospital and a school to Iran, and the presence of Iranian companies in industrial towns and their financial exemptions have been investigated."

"The issue of the environment is very important, and the Republic of Azerbaijan has suffered a lot of environmental damage, and it has been proven for us that this is due to the pollution that flows into the Aras River," he said.

"We support Iran's position in cooperation in regional platforms, including three plus three, which will be hosted by Iran," he concluded.


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