Sunday, June 4, 2017

Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Costa Rica hold political consultations

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In the framework of the official visit to the Republic of Costa Rica, 1-2 June 2017, the Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov had an audience of H.E. Mr. Luis Guillermo Solís, the President of the Republic of Costa Rica. ...
Within the visit Foreign Ministers Manuel A. González Sanz and Elmar Mammadyarov had a meeting in an extended format and conducted political consultations in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding on Establishment of Mechanism of Political Consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Republic of Costa Rica signed in New-York on September 16, 2002. ...
The Ministers emphasized the wide range of opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation in the economic-trade, tourism, energy, logistics, ports and maritime, investment and humanitarian spheres. Cooperation between Diplomatic Academies, exchange of students and scholars through various disciplines was particularly highlighted.
The sides mentioned that the current trade turnover does not reflect the potential of two countries. In order to boost trade relations the Ministers agreed to encourage the direct contacts between the business communities of two countries. Furthermore, they touched upon the role of public diplomacy and cultural events to raise wider public awareness about Azerbaijan and Costa Rica in their respective societies. The conviction was shared that such efforts will also contribute to stimulating flow of tourists.
They also noted an effective role of parliamentary diplomacy in advancing bilateral cooperation and to this end agreed to initiate exchange of parliamentary delegations. ...

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