Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov received a delegation led by NATO Special Representative for the South Caucasus and Central Asia Javier Colomina Píriz, Report informs, citing the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry.

Stating that Azerbaijan shares a mutually beneficial partnership with NATO, Jeyhun Bayramov noted with satisfaction the cooperation carried out in numerous areas. Emphasizing that Azerbaijan is a reliable partner of NATO, the minister spoke about the shared values in ensuring international security and, in this regard, the participation of Azerbaijani peacekeepers in NATO-led operations. The minister noted that Azerbaijan highly values the support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of partner countries mentioned in the joint statements adopted at the NATO summits on the settlement of the former Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict.

Jeyhun Bayramov informed the NATO Special Representative in detail about the latest situation in the region, including the policy pursued by Armenia for decades to destroy Azerbaijan’s historical, cultural and religious heritage, illegal activities and consequences, and the restoration of the territories currently liberated by the Azerbaijani government. Bayramov provided detailed information on the construction efforts, as well as the work done by Azerbaijan in the field of demining, the implementation of trilateral statements. The NATO official was informed that Azerbaijan is ready to normalize relations with Armenia on the basis of international law principles.

Special Representative Javier Colomina Piriz said that the discussions with the Azerbaijani side during his visit to the region were beneficial for obtaining detailed information on the current situation in the region. He hailed the activities of Azerbaijani peacekeepers together with Turkish forces in Afghanistan, especially in connection with the evacuation of citizens from Kabul airport, and expressed gratitude on behalf of the Allies. He noted that NATO supports the normalization of relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

The sides also exchanged views on the NATO-Azerbaijan partnership agenda, as well as future prospects.