Azerbaijan, Montenegro discuss cooperation opportunities in various areas

Azerbaijan`s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has met with a delegation led by Secretary General of the Foreign Ministry of Montenegro Veselin Sukovic.

The sides hailed the development of friendly relations between Azerbaijan and Montenegro and stressed that high-level reciprocal visits provide substantial impetus for the development of bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

The sides discussed the cooperation opportunities in energy, transport, investment, tourism and other sectors. Minister Elmar Mammadyarov briefed Veselin Sukovic on the development of the Southern Gas Corridor, TANAP and TAP projects and pointed out the potential for cooperation on energy issues with Montenegro.

Minister Elmar Mammadyarov stressed that the staunch support of Montenegro to the fair position of Azerbaijan on the settlement of Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is highly appreciated. He briefed his interlocutors on the current stage of negotiations over the conflict settlement mediated by the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs.

Secretary General of the Foreign Ministry of Montenegro Veselin Sukovic expressed that the sides are entering a new level of bilateral relations and noted that he has presented note verbal containing information on the willingness of Montenegro to open its diplomatic mission in Azerbaijan.

During the meeting, the sides also exchanged views on regional issues of mutual interest.

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