Azerbaijani cooperation with Estonia

03. aprill 2008

BAKU- Azerbaijan's leaders emphasized the importance of cooperation with Estonia during meetings with Deputy Speaker of the Estonian parliament Kristiina Ojuland.

The Deputy Speaker also showed support for Azerbaijans' admission to NATO.

“As regards the issue of the territorial integrity, Estonia supports Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity, wants the refugees to return to their native lands and supports peaceful settlement of the conflict. Estonia also supports Azerbaijan’s policy of integration into NATO. If Azerbaijan shows great interest in admission to NATO, Estonia is ready to offer any assistance to your country basing on its experience”, she said.

According to the local news agency APA, the chairman of the Azerbaijani parliament, Ogtai Assadov, said he considers development of relations with Estonia very important.
He noted that interparliamentary cooperation is expanding and the development of economic and political ties promotes cultural cooperation, citing days of Azerbaijani culture in Estonia as an example.

The minister for economic development, Heidar Babayev, likewise underlined cooperation in Wednesday's meeting with Ojuland. The two talked about collaboration in the field of information technology and Estonian entrepreneurs' opportunities for investing in Azerbaijan.

Ojuland affirmed Estonia's readiness to forge closer ties and called the agreement to avoid double taxation as a significant step toward closer economic and trade cooperation.