Azerbaijani and Iranian FMs discuss regional agenda

Maria Novoselova / Vestnik Kavkaza

Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov held a telephone conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on July 27 to exchange perspectives on matters pertaining to the bilateral and regional agendas, as well as the post-conflict situation in the South Caucasus.

The ministers discussed issues arising from the latest meeting held between the co-chairs of the Azerbaijan-Iranian Commission for Economic, Trade, and Humanitarian Cooperation, and praised the contribution of Baku-Tehran high-level meetings and interdepartmental contacts in recent months to the advancement of bilateral relations.

Hossein Amir Abdollahian expressed contentment with his meeting with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, during his visit to Azerbaijan to attend the ministerial meeting of the Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement earlier in July.

The importance of implementing bilateral and regional agreements in the fields of economy and transport was emphasized during the conversation.

Bayramov apprised his Iranian counterpart of the steps taken by Azerbaijan in the post-conflict period. He also noted that recent claims about the humanitarian situation around the Lachin road and the region are merely political manipulation. It was emphasized that the Armenian side must cease provocations in the region and respect Azerbaijan's territorial integrity and sovereignty in both words and actions.

Regarding the issue of Islamic solidarity, Bayramov reaffirmed Azerbaijan's strong condemnation of recent inappropriate actions against the Holy Quran in some Scandinavian countries. He emphasized the significance of refraining from such actions that disrespect the religion of Islam.

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