​Ukraine, Azerbaijan Signed Deal to Strengthen Strategic Partnership in Many Fields Including Military and Technical

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Ukraine and Azerbaijan have set a new ambitious goal - to double bilateral trade by 2024 / Photo credit: Ukrainian Presidential Press Service
Ukraine and Azerbaijan have set a new ambitious goal - to double bilateral trade by 2024 / Photo credit: Ukrainian Presidential Press Service

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his Azerbaijani counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, on Friday, January 14, signed a Joint Declaration on deepening strategic partnership between countries and a number of other bilateral documents

According to the President of Ukraine, the positions set out in the document testify to the unity and closeness of the views of Ukraine and Azerbaijan on many issues and challenges of the regional and global dimensions.

Presidents of Ukraine and Azerbaijan signed a Joint Declaration on Deepening Strategic Partnership on Friday, January 14 / Photo credit: Ukrainian Presidential Press Service

"We have signed the Joint Declaration of the Presidents of Ukraine and Azerbaijan. It enshrines readiness to provide mutual support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our states within internationally recognized borders, joint counteraction to hybrid threats, the desire to ensure peace and stability in the Black Sea-Caspian region and beyond," said Volodymyr Zelenskyy during the meeting with the media following the Ukrainian-Azerbaijani talks.

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Diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Ukraine were established on January 31, 1992

"The document confirms the readiness of the parties to deepen the strategic partnership, in particular through the implementation of specific projects in areas of mutual interest," said a statement on the Ukrainian presidential website.

The agreement also stipulates further strengthening cooperation in the defense industry by completing current and developing new joint projects.

During their meeting, the two leaders also signed five agreements on cooperation in agriculture, energy, trade and land management, said the statement.

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan visited Ukraine on Friday, January 14 / Photo credit: Ukrainian Presidential Press Service

Diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Ukraine were established on January 31, 1992. Embassy of Ukraine in Azerbaijan was established in 1996, the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Ukraine was opened in 1997.

The basis of the relations between our countries is laid by treaty between Azerbaijan and Ukraine on friendship, cooperation and partnership signed on March 16, 2000 and the Declaration between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Ukraine on strategic partnership and friendship signed on May 22, 2008.

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