Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov met a delegation led by former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Prime Minister's current special representative for Central Asia, Jim Bolger, AzerTag state news agency reported.
At the meeting, Khalafov underlined the significance of Azerbaijan`s cooperation with countries of the Australia and Oceania region.
He said a great potential exists for development of the Azerbaijan-New Zealand cooperation, and stressed the importance of intensifying reciprocal visits between the two countries.
Khalafov also gave an insight into the main directions of Azerbaijan`s foreign policy, energy policy, the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and its consequences, as well as Baku`s position on settlement of the dispute.
He spoke about Azerbaijan`s contributions to strengthening international peace and stability as a member of the UN Security Council.
In his turn, Jim Bolger hailed Azerbaijan`s rapid economic development.
He said New Zealand was expressed in Azerbaijan`s successful practice as a member of the UN Security Council.
The meeting featured discussions on the ways of expanding bilateral economic and commercial ties, as well as cooperation within international organizations.