Brief historical information
Diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Ukraine were established on January 31, 1992. Embassy of Ukraine in Azerbaijan was established in 1996, the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Ukraine was opened in 1997.
The basis of the relations between our countries is laid by treaty between Azerbaijan and Ukraine on friendship, cooperation and partnership signed on March 16, 2000 and the Declaration between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Ukraine on strategic partnership and friendship signed on May 22, 2008.
Relations in the political, economic, scientific, educational, cultural and other spheres between Azerbaijan and Ukraine are developing, the two countries are strategic partners. Inter-parliamentary relations and cooperation in the field of law are strengthening.
Azerbaijan and Ukraine hold consultations within the UN, Council of Europe, BSEC, GUAM, CIS and other international and regional organizations and traditionally support of each other. At the same time, two countries cooperate in the fight against terrorism, organized crime, drug trafficking and other dangerous crimes.
Heads of States
27-28 July 1995 - official visit of President Leonid Kuchma
24-25 March 1997 - official visit of President Heydar Aliyev
7-8 September 1998 - working visit of President Leonid Kuchma
16-17 March 2000 - official visit of President Leonid Kuchma
3-4 June 2004 - official visit of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev
27-28 October 2004 - working visit of President Ilham Aliyev
16 June 2005 - visit of President Ilham Aliyev
22-23 May 2006 - working visit of President Ilham Aliyev
7-8 September 2006 - official visit of President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko
18-19 June 2007 - visit of President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko
21-23 May 2008 - official visit of President Ilham Aliyev
30 June – 1 July 2008 - visit of President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko
13-14 November 2008 - working visit of the President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko
9-10 April 2009 - official visit of President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko
10-11 July 2010 - working visit of President Ilham Aliyev
28 October 2010 - official visit of President Ilham Aliyev
28-29 April 2011 - official visit of President Viktor Yanukovych
12 December 2012 - working visit of President Viktor Yanukovych
17-18 November 2013 - official visit of President Ilham Aliyev
Heads of Governments
26 December 2006 - working visit of Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych
25 May 2007 - visit of Prime Minister Artur Rasi-zade
25 February 2010 - visit of Prime Minister Artur Rasi-zade
19 April 2011 - visit of Prime Minister Artur Rasi-zade
4 April 2012 - visit of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov
Speakers of Parliaments
28 February - 2 March 2001 - visit of the Speaker of Verkhovna Rada Ivan Plyush
27 September 2006 - visit of Speaker of Milli Majlis Ogtay Asadov
18-19 April 2012 - visit Speaker of Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Lytvyn
Ministers of foreign affairs
30 June - 1 July 1999 - visit of Boris Tarasyuk
15-16 May 2000 - visit of Vilayat Guliyev
16-17 October 2001 - visit of Anatoly Zlenko
14-16 October 2004 - official visit of Elmar Mammadyarov
18-19 May 2005 - official visit of Boris Tarasyuk
1-2 December 2005 - working visit of Elmar Mammadyarov
19 July 2010 - official visit of Konstantin Grishenko
23-24 February 2011 - official visit of Elmar Mammadyarov
25 August 2011 - working visit of Konstantin Grishenko
10 October 2012 - visit of Elmar Mammadyarov
A friendship group of inter-parliamentary relations between Azerbaijan and Ukraine was established in 1995. Chairman of the friendship group of inter-parliamentary relations between Azerbaijan and Ukraine in Milli Majlis of the Azerbaijan Republic is Eldar Ibrahimov. Chariman of the friendship gorup from the ukrainian side is Roman Nasirov.
Joint Intergovernmental Commission on economic cooperation between Azerbaijan and Ukrainewas established July 17, 1993. First Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Yagub Eyyubov is the chairman of the commission from Azerbaijani side. There were ten meetings of the commission held till today. Last – the tenth meeting was held on 14 November 2013 in Baku.
Ukraine is one of the main trade partners of Azerbaijan with 5.7% share of the total trade of Azerbaijan and ranks as seventh. In 2011 total trade with Ukraine amounted to 1.4 billion US dollars. 557 million dollars of total trade was imports fromUkraine, while exports from Azerbaijan to Ukraine were 909 million dollars. Trade turnover slightly declined in 2012 due to the decrease in the export of Azerbaijan’s oil products to Ukraine.