Cuba visit by the deputy FM of Azerbaijan 2023

A delegation led by Azerbaijan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Fariz Rzayev visited Havana on June 15 and 16, according to the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry.

During his visit, Rzayev met with the Cuban foreign minister, the deputy foreign minister, and the first deputy minister of foreign trade and investment.

During the meetings, issues of cooperation on multilateral platforms, such as the United Nations, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), and the Group of 77, as well as the potential for a partnership between the two nations in the field of international development assistance, were discussed.

Azerbaijani deputy FM visits Cuba

The significance of coordinated actions between Azerbaijan, as the current chair of the NAM, and Cuba, as the current chair of the Group of 77, to safeguard the interests of the members of both international organizations was emphasized.

As part of the visit, on June 16 a presentation was given to the ambassadors of Caribbean island states accredited in Cuba about Azerbaijan’s chairmanship in the Non-Aligned Movement and international development assistance policy.

The Azerbaijani delegation informed the participants about the global call for support for the recovery of small island states from the COVID-19 pandemic, which was announced by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, during the Contact Group Summit of the NAM in response to COVID-19, which was held in Baku on March 2, 2023.

As the first donor in response to this appeal, Azerbaijan provides $1 million in assistance to these countries.

The significance of consultation regarding the post-pandemic requirements of island nations was emphasized. The event continued with interactive discussions on the pertinent subject matter.

Cuba recognized Azerbaijan’s independence on December 26, 1991. The two nations established diplomatic relations on March 27, 1992.

The Cuban Embassy in Azerbaijan was inaugurated on 12 October 2007.

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