Diplomats eye Azerbaijan's effective presence at int'l events [PHOTO]

10 September 2021 10:42 (UTC+04:00)

By Vafa Ismayilova

Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov and Azerbaijan's senior diplomats have considered the country's effective participation in upcoming international events by late 2021, the Foreign Ministry reported on September 9.

The video-format meeting was attended by the deputy ministers, the ambassadors-at-large, heads of the ministry's specialized structural units and the country's diplomatic missions.

Bayramov said that from September 2021, certain events will be held in a number of international organizations and they will occupy an important place in the ministry's autumn calendar, Bayramov said.

The minister described as important further efforts to ensure Azerbaijan's proper representation in these events, to maintain appropriate active participation, to strengthen the coordination and mobilize all opportunities to achieve the set goals.

The heads of the country's diplomatic missions to international organizations, who took the floor at the event, focused on preparations for the upcoming events and came up with relevant proposals.

Azerbaijan is a member of a number of international organizations, including the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank. Azerbaijan is an observer to the Organization of American States and the World Trade Organization. Azerbaijan also participates in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Partnership for Peace program.

In July 2021, Azerbaijan's chairmanship of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) was extended for one more year. Azerbaijan's three-year chairmanship was due to expire in 2022.

Azerbaijan has diplomatic relations with over 155 countries.

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