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  • 9 November 2018

    “We welcome the high quality of Polish-Azerbaijani political dialogue, which was re-energised in 2017 and continues this year,” Deputy Minister Bartosz Cichocki emphasized during his political consultations in the Azerbaijani capital city.

    Deputy Minister Bartosz Cichocki began his Baku visit in the company of Ambassador Marek Całka, with whom he laid flowers in the Alley of Martyrs thus paying tribute to the victims of the Soviet intervention in 1990.


    During a courtesy meeting with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, the deputy chief of Polish diplomacy spoke about last year’s declaration of Presidents Andrzej Duda and Ilham Aliyev, saying he was happy the strategic document was being filled with substance.


    As part of the bilateral consultations, the Polish delegation held talks with Undersecretary of State Hikmet Hajiyev from the Administration of the Azerbaijani President, and Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov. The meeting’s agenda covered bilateral and international issues related to political dialogue, economic and infrastructure cooperation, transport corridors, and the region’s security environment. “We share a historic and friendly relationship, without any contentious issues on our agenda,” Deputy Minister Cichocki emphasized during his talks at the Azerbaijani foreign ministry. “We consider Azerbaijan to be an important and promising partner, especially on the economy,” he added. In the talks with the Azerbaijani side, the Polish deputy minister set out proposals to boost trade, in particular by building transport corridors. “We reiterate our interest in taking forward transport and logistics collaboration with Baku. We will be supporting the expansion of multimodal corridors linking Europe with Asia through Poland and Azerbaijan,” said the deputy minister.


    While in Baku, Deputy Minister Bartosz Cichocki also had talks with the Alat port administration, and was briefed about the potential of this logistics hub on the trail connecting Europe and Asia. Moreover, he inaugurated the 12th Conference entitled “The Promethean Movement towards Muslim Nations before World War II”, which was organized by the Centre for East European Studies and ADA University. He also attended an expert debate devoted to the framework and main fields of cooperation between Poland and Azerbaijan. The event was hosted by the Centre for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SAM).       


    MFA Press Office

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