Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Azerbaijan to the US Khazar Ibrahim took part as an honored guest in a meeting with international experts organized by the Israeli newspaper The Jerusalem Post.

According to the US Bureau of Report, the conference dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the State of Israel was attended by high-ranking US officials, congressmen, ambassadors and diplomats from around the world in the US, Israeli Economy Minister Nir Barkat, Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology Ofir Akunis, representatives of international companies operating in various fields, and leading American media.

Khazar Ibrahim said in his speech that Israel is one of Azerbaijan’s close friends and partners, and there is a long history of friendly relations between the peoples of the two countries.

“These ties are based not only on economic and strategic benefits, but also on traditional historical and cultural values. One of the countries where the Jews got along the most is Azerbaijan. For centuries, the Jewish community living in Azerbaijan considers itself an integral part of this society, actively participates in all spheres of the country’s life,” the ambassador said.

Noting that both countries are responsible international actors in their regions, Ibrahim spoke about the strengthening of relations between Azerbaijan and Israel in the last decade. Over the past period, the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State of Israel have signed numerous documents on cooperation in various fields, including water management, agriculture, infrastructure, technology and energy.

With the opening of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the State of Israel on March 29, diplomatic relations deepened. Tel Aviv sees a reliable partner in Baku. The recent visit of Israeli President Isaac Herzog to Azerbaijan at the invitation of President Ilham Aliyev has become a manifestation of friendly and fraternal relations between the leaders of both countries, Khazar Ibrahim stated.

He said that Baku currently supplies energy not only to Israel, but also to the European Union.

“According to calculations, by 2027 Azerbaijan can double the export of natural gas. At the same time, Azerbaijan is working on the field of renewable energy, which includes investments in wind and solar energy. Azerbaijan is preparing to lay a submarine cable for electricity transmission, which will pass from the territory of Georgia along the bottom of the Black Sea to Romania and Hungary,” the ambassador said.

The diplomat also spoke about the planned projects between the two countries.

On the sidelines of the conference, Ambassador Khazar Ibrahim also met with Israeli Economy Minister Nir Barkat, CEO of Israeli renewable energy company Nofar Energy, Ofer Yannay, and US News & World Report (USNWR) CEO Eric J. Gertler.