BAKU, Azerbaijan, October 27. Finland supports the process of normalization between Azerbaijan and Armenia, Undersecretary of State for International Trade at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Finland Nina Vaskunlahti said during a meeting with the Minister Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov to the Finnish Foreign Ministry, the Azerbaijani Ministry told Trend.
The parties discussed various aspects of bilateral and multilateral cooperation, areas of Azerbaijan-EU collaboration, as well as the regional situation. The officials also exchanged views on strengthening political, economic, humanitarian and educational interaction, as well as partnership in high technology, investment and culture.
In addition, the meeting focused on regional energy and transport projects, implemented on the initiative of Azerbaijan, as well as joint work in international organizations. Minister Jeyhun Bayramov briefed Vaskunlahti on the latest situation in the liberated territories of Azerbaijan, the danger of landmines and the current state of relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
The minister underlined the crucial role of Azerbaijan in the economy, underlined the importance of signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU), which plans to double the gas supply to the EU, as well as to strengthen cooperation on renewable energy sources.
As Bayramov noted, the trade turnover between Azerbaijan and the EU is good, but the parties also have the opportunity to further increase it.
Nina Vaskunlahti underlined the considerable potential of Azerbaijan and Finland for the further development of bilateral relations in various fields. She highlighted areas of cooperation in the fields of economy, environmental protection, education and high technology, as well as Finland’s involvement in Karabakh projects. . The official expressed the country’s support for the normalization of relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Later, the parties exchanged views on other issues of mutual concern, as well as regional and international security issues.