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President of Azerbaijan's Visit to Cairo: Strengthening Bilateral Ties and Exploring New Avenues of Cooperation


Mon 10 Jun 2024 | 03:39 PM
By Ahmad El-Assasy

The recent visit of the President of Azerbaijan to Cairo marked a significant milestone in the strengthening of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Egypt. 

The visit underscored Azerbaijan's commitment to developing relations with Arab states, which remains a priority in the nation's foreign policy. 

This visit is expected to pave the way for deeper and more comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

During the wide-ranging meetings, officials from both nations discussed various topics crucial to mutual interests. Key areas of focus included processes in the South Caucasus, and cooperation in energy, construction, industry, pharmaceuticals, and transport. 

Notably, discussions also centered on increasing the capacity of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line and its extension through the Turkish port of Mersin to Egypt. Moreover, the expansion of economic and commercial relations with Central Asian countries was highlighted, reflecting a shared intention to deepen bilateral ties.

The visit resulted in several important agreements and memorandums of understanding (MoUs) between Azerbaijan and Egypt. 

These include MoUs on cooperation in youth and sports, electricity and renewable energy, information and communication technologies, and a friendship and cooperation agreement between Baku City Executive Authority and Cairo Governorate. 

Additionally, protocols were signed on cooperation between Azerbaijan's Ministry of Economy and Egypt's Ministry of Oil and Mineral Resources, and on the exchange of experience between Azerbaijan's Ministry of Economy and Egypt's Ministry of International Cooperation, as well as between Azerbaijan's Export and Investment Promotion Agency and Egypt's General Authority for Capital and Free Zones. 

The signing ceremony of the Joint Action Plan for 2024-2025 further highlighted the commitment to enhancing friendly and cooperative relations.

No significant problems or disagreements arose during the discussions. Statements from both leaders indicated a strong political dialogue and mutual agreement on international issues. 

President Ilham Aliyev emphasized the absence of differences in international discussions and noted the active collaboration within international organizations such as the UN, the Non-Aligned Movement, and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. He also acknowledged Egypt's support during Azerbaijan's chairmanship of the Non-Aligned Movement. 

President Abdulfattah al-Sisi highlighted the importance of the joint commission's activities and the organization of its next meeting to further develop economic and commercial relations.

Regional and international cooperation were significant aspects of the discussions. The leaders addressed increasing humanitarian aid for the Palestinian people in Gaza and the importance of efforts to ensure peace and security in the South Caucasus. These discussions are expected to contribute significantly to the development of the region and its peoples.

In conclusion, the visit of the President of Azerbaijan to Cairo has laid a solid foundation for future cooperation and the strengthening of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Egypt. The agreements and discussions held during this visit reflect a shared vision for a prosperous and collaborative future.