BILATERAL RELATIONS

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

 Inter-parliamentary relations

 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. 


Economic cooperation

 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. 

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