As a part of his official visit to the Czech Republic, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, Jeyhun Bayramov, spoke at a meeting with representatives of think tanks on the topic of Azerbaijan’s foreign policy priorities at the CEVRO Institute, the Azerbaijani MFA said, Report.

In general, the minister talked about the main directions of Azerbaijan’s foreign policy, the current situation and prospects of Azerbaijan-Czech relations, the reality and challenges of the post-conflict period, the current state of the normalization process between Azerbaijan and Armenia, as well as the work done by Azerbaijan in the energy security, transport and communication in the wider region.

It was brought to attention that Azerbaijan actively participates in the promotion of regional cooperation formats in the field of effective struggle with modern challenges, and contributes to the advancement of joint projects, especially in the fields of economy, energy security, transport and communications.

The minister noted that after the end of the former Armenia-Azerbaijani conflict, the complete restoration of our territorial integrity and sovereignty, new opportunities have arisen in the direction of peace and trust building in the region.

It was also stated that Azerbaijan is determined to advance the normalization agenda between Azerbaijan and Armenia on a direct bilateral basis, as well as to prevent external interference in this process. The recent return of four Azerbaijani villages occupied by Armenia to the country through negotiations is a promising development for the future of the peace process.

Informing the meeting participants about Azerbaijan’s COP29 chairmanship and the negotiation process, the minister noted that Azerbaijan’s chairmanship characterizes the importance we attach to the field of combating climate change.

Later, Minister Jeyhun Bayramov answered numerous questions of the participants of the meeting.