Qatar – Azerbaijan Joint Trade-economic and Technical Commission Holds Its First session in Baku,

Baku, The Qatar – Azerbaijan joint intergovernmental trade-economic and technical commission held its first session here on Tuesday, in a friendly atmosphere dominated by a spirit of mutual cooperation and the desire to develop the bilateral relations within the framework of the agreement on setting up of economic, trade and technical commission between the Government of the State of Qatar and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan, which was signed in Baku on March 8, 2016.

The Qatari side was chaired by HE the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, while the Azerbaijani side was chaired by HE Minister of Emergency Situation Kamaladdin Heydarov.

At the beginning of the meeting, the Minister Heydarov welcomed HE the Foreign Minister and the accompanying delegation for visiting the Republic of Azerbaijan, confirming the positive results of the visit of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani to the Republic of Azerbaijan in March 2016, which resulted in the signing of eight agreements. He also extended thanks to HE the Foreign Minister for the success of his recent visit to the State of Qatar on October 31, 2016.

For his part, HE the Foreign Minister thanked the Republic of Azerbaijan for the warm welcoming, generous hospitality and good organization of the commission’s session , praising the significant development of bilateral relations in recent years thanks to the attention and direct supervision by the leaders of both countries.

The two sides reviewed the bilateral ties of cooperation in various fields, and expressed satisfaction at the advanced level of these ties. They stressed the importance of maintaining what had been achieved and work to make strenuous efforts to ensure the development of bilateral relations to serve the common interests of the two countries and the aspirations of the leadership and the peoples of the two countries.

They also called for benefitting from common experiences and promote visits between trade delegations and raise the partnership at business and the private sector level, and expressed their confidence that the formation of this commission will be a fertile ground for the development of bilateral relations in various fields.

The two sides agreed to continue cooperation in order to develop and strengthen bilateral relations in the economic, trade, investment, industrial, energy, education, environment, agriculture, food, culture, youth and sports, tourism, civil aviation, transport and customs areas.

At the end of meeting , the two sides signed the minutes of the first session of the commission.

Source: Qatar News Agency