PRESS RELEASE BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER: Speaker receives Foreign Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Speaker An?lu Farrugia received a courtesy visit from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov.

Speaker Farrugia and Minister Mammadyarov highlighted the strong and cordial bilateral relations between Malta and Azerbaijan, which relations have been enhanced by frequent high-level meetings.

The two dignitaries spoke about Malta’s Presidency of the Council of the EU, particularly the various conferences organised under the parliamentary dimension of the said Presidency.

They referred to the co-operation between the parliamentary delegations of the two countries in international fora, as well as the Parliamentary Friendship Group.

They also discussed the international scene, including the outcome of Brexit and the future of the European Union.

Minister Mammadyarov was accompanied by Elshad Nasirov, Vice President of SOCAR; Mammad Ahmadzada, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan; Anar Ismayil, Head of the Division in the First European Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan; and Elmar Baghirov, Third Secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Rome.

Source: Government of Malta