12-11-2014, 17:09,

France recognized the independence of Azerbaijan on January 3, 1992 and diplomatic ties between the two countries were established on February 21, 1992. On 1992, March 16, France opened its Embassy in Azerbaijan and Azerbaijan did the same on October 20, 1994.

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan paid his first official visit to France at the invitation of the President of France Francois Mitterrand on December 19-22, 1993. President Heydar Aliyev of Azerbaijan and President Francois Mitterrand of France held discussions in Paris, the Elysée Palace. During the visit, an agreement on friendship, mutual understanding and cooperation was signed between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of France. President of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev signed also the Charter Paris, one of the basic documents of the OSCE.

In his meeting with Heydar Aliyev President of France Francois Mitterrand said that France was concerned about the scalation of the Karabakh conflict and regretted the ufferings of civilians. He said that he was not for the settlement of the conflict by force.

Category: Azerbaijan in Europe / Diplomacy


12-11-2014, 17:05,

The history of relations: The history of relations between Azerbaijan and the UK date back to the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries when Azerbaijan was a part of the Tsarist Russia. In the first years of the 20th century English companies invested 60 million mantas to the oil enterprises in Baku. In 1904 England satisfied 74 percent of its requirements for petrol on the account of Baku. "Gikkers limited" was the first company in Azerbaijan, which got license to produce technical equipment for the cracking plant.

Category: Azerbaijan in Europe / Diplomacy


12-11-2014, 17:03,

History of relations: The relations between the two countries began in the second half of the 19th century. In 1863 huge copper- smelting plants were built in the large copper deposits located in Gedebey by the German company "Brothers Siemens". Till the beginning of the 20th century copper produced in these plants made up two thirds of the copper fused in the Southern Caucasus. Besides this, "Siemens Brothers" built a cobalt plant in cobalt deposits in the area of Dashkesen. The construction of these plants provided a large number of people with jobs, the wealfare of the population improved. As a result of the increased activity of German industrialists in the region, the German colonies were established in the surrounding areas of Azerbaijan and particularly in the current Goy-Gel and Shamkir districts.

Category: Azerbaijan in Europe / Diplomacy


10-04-2013, 13:33,

After gaining its independence, Azerbaijan has been following a multi-vectored foreign policy. One of the priorities of its international relations is to create relationships with Europe. Bilateral ties with European countries and multilateral relations within the regional and international organization of the continent are the cornerstones of Baku’s official international policy. Azerbaijan shows it commitment to European values and principles by joining European institutions like OSCE, CE and cooperating intensively with NATO and the European Union (EU).


The cooperation between Azerbaijan and the European Union plays an important role in the foreign policy of our country. The strategic position of Azerbaijan at the junction of Europe and Asia attracts a great deal of attention from the EU member states regarding economic and political relations with Azerbaijan.

The European Union sent its special envoy to Azerbaijan in 1998. Subsequently, Azerbaijan established its permanent representation in the EU in 2000. The functions of the permanent representative of Azerbaijan in EU were carried out by the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary, Arif Mamedov. Antonio de Vries was the special envoy of the European Union in Azerbaijan. The special representative of the EU for the South Caucasus was appointed to strengthen the presence of the EU in the region on 5 July 2003. Heyki Talvitye (Finland) was responsible for these tasks.

The Contract on the Partnership and Cooperation between Azerbaijan and EU member states (that came into force on 22 June 1999 – it had been signed in Luxemburg on 22 April 1996) underlined the evolution of high level cooperation between the two sides.

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