Baku, Zagreb hold political consultations
By Laman Ismayilova
The Azerbaijani and Croatian foreign ministries have conducted political consultations.
The deputy foreign minister, Khalaf Khalafov, and the assistant minister for European Affairs, Gordan Bakota, led the Azerbaijani and Croatian delegations at the negotiations, Azertac reported.
Khalafov stressed speedy development of political dialogue between the two countries, hailing the role of visits and meetings of the heads of state in this process.
He noted that Azerbaijan is interested in expanding and deepening cooperation with Croatia in all spheres.
Khalafov expressed his confidence that the inter-governmental economic commission will contribute to the development of economic and trade relations.
Bakota, in turn, emphasized the importance of continuing joint efforts towards developing economic ties. He stressed the role of President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović’s visit to Azerbaijan in raising the bilateral relations to the level of strategic partnership.
President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic visited Azerbaijan in October 2016.
During her visit, the Croatian president had bilateral meetings with the country’s leadership and discussed the prospects of cooperation in political, economic and humanitarian spheres.
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