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Azerbaijan and Ukraine

From Ukrainian Foreign Ministry

BILATERAL COOPERATION BETWEEN UKRAINE AND AZERBAIJAN

POLITICAL DIALOGUE

Ukrainian-Azerbaijani cooperation

 Ukraine has the diplomatic relations with the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The diplomatic relations between Ukraine and the Republic of Azerbaijan were established on February 06, 1992. The two countries maintain an intensive political dialogue. There are regular contacts at different levels, aimed at implementing the bilateral treaties and enlarging the legal basis of cooperation between Ukraine and the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Political relations

Recent contacts at the highest and highest levels:

2023 year:

January 12 – meeting of Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for human rights D.Lubinets with Ombudsman of the Republic of Azerbaijan S.Aliyeva (Ankara, Turkey);

February 15 – telephone conversation between President of Ukraine V.Zelenskyy and President of the Republic of Azerbaijan I.Aliyev;

February 27 – March 3 – visit to Azerbaijan paid by a delegation of the parliamentary friendship group of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine headed by V.Kreydenko.

April 18–21 – visit to Ukraine by the delegation of the Working Group for the Azerbaijani-Ukrainian Interparliamentary Relations headed by R.Guliyev .

May 14-17 – visit to Azerbaijan by the delegation of Ukraine headed by Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine O.Kondratiuk.

June 1 – meeting between President of Ukraine V. Zelenskyy and President of the Republic of Azerbaijan I.Aliyev within the framework of the summit of the European Political Community in Moldova.

June 21 – meeting between Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine D.Kuleba and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan J.Bayramov (London, Great Britain).

2022 year:

January 14 – working visit of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan I.Aliyev to Ukraine;

February 4 – telephone conversation between Prime Minister of Ukraine D.Shmyhal and Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan A.Asadov ;

March 28, March 7, February 26, January 25 – telephone conversations between President of Ukraine V.Zelenskyy and President of the Republic of Azerbaijan I. Aliyev;

September 20 – meeting between Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine D.Kuleba and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan J.Bayramov (within the 39th meeting of the GUAM Ministers of Foreign Affairs, New York);

October 7 – meeting between Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine O.Kondratiuk and Chair of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan S.Gafarova (Jakarta, Indonesia).

High-level bilateral bodies:

The Council of the Presidents of Ukraine and the Republic of Azerbaijan is a mechanism of bilateral interaction, launched in 2009 in accordance with the agreement of the Presidents of Ukraine and the Republic of Azerbaijan, stipulated in the Joint Declaration between Ukraine and the Republic of Azerbaijan dated September 07, 2007.

Joint Intergovernmental Ukrainian-Azerbaijani Commission on Economic Cooperation.

Intergovernmental Ukrainian-Azerbaijani Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation.

Mortars
  • 20N5 82mm mortars (possibly transferred to Ukraine via Sudan) [June 2022][29][30]
Ammunition
  • QFAB-250 LG aerial bombs (allegedly transferred via Sudan) [August 2022][31]
  • 40M11 HE-frag 120mm mortar bombs [February 2023][32]
Technical equipment
  • Unspecified demining vehicle and training in demining [To be delivered] [33]
President Ilham Aliyev approved aid for Ukraine: Supplies
  • €5 million of medical supplies and equipment.[19]
  • Free fuel for ambulances and vehicles of the State Emergency Service at SOCAR petrol stations.[20]
  • On 5 July 2022, Azerbaijan delivered 47,000 tons of humanitarian aid consisting of canned food, baby food, clothing and medicine bound for Cherkasy through Poland.[21]
  • $360,000 of medicines. (March 2023) [22]
Aid to refugees
  • Azerbaijan sent 29 tons of humanitarian aid to Ukrainian refugees who fled to Moldova.[23][24]
Evacuation
  • Evacuation of 90 children.[22]
Humanitarian aid
  • As of March 2023, Azerbaijan has sent $18 million worth of humanitarian aid.[22]