Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov within his visit to Ethiopia met with the African Union Commissioner for Social Affairs Amira ElFadil and Commissioner for Economic Affairs of the Union Victor Harrison, Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry said in a message on November 10.
At the meeting it was noted that there are broad opportunities for cooperation in political, economic, logistics, science, education, youth policy, sports and educational fields between the African Union and Azerbaijan.
Noting that a number of students from the African continent studied in Azerbaijan in various disciplines during the USSR period, the sides pointed out the importance of continuing cooperation in this area.
The traditions of multiculturalism of Azerbaijan and its contribution to interreligious and intercultural dialogue and the participation of high-level delegations of the African Union and its member states in the humanitarian and intercultural dialogue forums in Baku were praised at the meeting.
Touching upon the humanitarian projects implemented in Africa by the Azerbaijan International Development Agency under the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in conjunction with other partner organizations, successful implementation of girls’ education projects in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Liberia through the Trust Fund operated by Azerbaijan and UNESCO, the sides stressed the importance of involving the African Union Commission as a partner in these projects.
During the meeting, the sides agreed to exchange experience in the areas of mutual interest and organize visits of delegations.
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