Azerbaijan–Belgium relations


Kingdom of Belgium (Belgium) recognized the independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan) on December 31, 1991. Azerbaijan has been the first Post-Soviet State to establish diplomatic ties with Belgium on February 20, 1992.[1]

Azerbaijani–Belgian relations

Azerbaijan

Belgium
Diplomatic mission
Embassy of Azerbaijan, BrusselsEmbassy of Belgium, Baku

Diplomatic relations


Diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Belgium were established on June 17, 1992.[2] On 20 February 2017, Belgium celebrated the 25th anniversary of its relations with Azerbaijan. Didier Reynders, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium, welcomed this celebration.[3] In 1995, Azerbaijan opened the Embassy in Belgium.[4] For the end of November 2017, Fuad Isgandarov is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Azerbaijan to Belgium and Grand Duchy of Luxembourg / Head of the Mission to the European Union.[5] He was appointed to this post in September 2012.[6] Accordingly, Belgium opened its embassy in Azerbaijan in 2007.[7] For the end of November 2017, Ambassador of Belgium to Azerbaijan is Bert Schoofs.[8]

Inter-parliamentary relations


Both Azerbaijan and Belgium parliaments have inter-parliamentary working groups. For the end of November 2017, Elkhan Suleymanov from Azerbaijan side, and Philippe Blanchart from Belgium side are heads of the respective working groups.[9][10] On 6–7 April 2005, the Delegation led by H. de Kroo, President of Chamber of Representatives of Belgium, paid a working visit to Azerbaijan, and met with Ilham Aliyev, the President of Azerbaijan.[11][12]

Since 2020, Kamal Jafarov from Azerbaijan side and Tim Vandenput from Belgium side are the heads of the respective working groups.[13]

See also


References


  1. "25th anniversary of relations between Belgium and Azerbaijan". Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs. 2017-02-20. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  2. "Azerbaijan - Belgium relations" (PDF).
  3. "25th anniversary of relations between Belgium and Azerbaijan". Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs. 2017-02-20. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
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  5. FS. "Səfir". brussels.mfa.gov.az. Archived from the original on 2016-01-16. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  6. FS. "Səfir Fuad İsgəndərovun tərcümeyi-halı". brussels.mfa.gov.az. Archived from the original on 2016-09-19. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  7. Carine Petit, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium in Azerbaijan. "Contemporary Azerbaijan-Belgium Relations".
  8. "Who's who". Belgium in Azerbaijan. 2014-12-04. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  9. "Milli Məclis". www.meclis.gov.az. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  10. "Azerbaijan - Belgium relations" (PDF).
  11. President. "Azərbaycan Respublikasının Prezidenti". archive.president.az. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  12. "Azerbaijan - Belgium relations" (PDF).
  13. "with Belgium". brussels.mfa.gov.az. Retrieved 2020-11-27.