Azerbaijan-China relations

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Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and China were established diplomatic relations on April 2, 1992. The relations between the two countries have developed smoothly and high-level exchanges have been close. A paying attention to relations with China and supporting China's principled stand on issues such as Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang, and "Falungong." All political forces have actively advocated strengthening friendly cooperation with China. China was one of the first countries to recognize independence. President Aliyev came to China in August 2008 and May 2014 to attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games and the fourth summit of the Asia Cooperation and Confidence Measures Conference. In March 2005 and December 2015, he twice went to China for state affairs. access. In June 2018, the President of the National Assembly, Assador, visited China. In May 2016, Special Envoy of President Xi Jinping, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, and Secretary of the Central Political and Legal Committee Meng Jianzhu visited Afghanistan. In June of the same year, Zhang Gaoli, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice Premier of the State Council, visited Afghanistan.

China-Azerbaijan economic and trade relations have developed smoothly. In 2017, the trade volume between China and Azerbaijan was US$964 million, a year-on-year increase of 27.3%. Among them, China's exports were 387 million US dollars, up 11.9% year-on-year, and China's imports were 577 million US dollars, up 40.1% year-on-year. From January to November 2018, the trade volume between China and Azerbaijan was 1.165 billion US dollars.

In 1999, the two sides held the first meeting of the China-Azerbaijan Intergovernmental Economic and Trade Cooperation Committee and held the sixth meeting in 2016.

The two sides have cooperated smoothly in the fields of education, culture, science and technology, sports, tourism and media. The two sides cooperated in the opening of two Confucius Institutes.[1]

History[edit]

1992-2000[edit]

On April 2, 1992, Diplomatic relations between China and Azerbaijan were established. There are strong diplomatic and cultural ties between the two countries. [2]

On March 7-10, 1994, President of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev made work trip to the People's Republic of China. He has met with the Chairman of the People's Republic of China, Jiang Jemin, and Prime Minister Li Peng. 8 agreements were signed between the two countries during the visit. At the meeting, leaders signed a joint statement on the bases of improvement the friendly ties between the PRC and Azerbaijan. Several agreements on opening the air route between the two countries, cooperation on scientific, technical, cultural, medical sphera, television, and tourism fields have also been signed.[3]

On March 8, Heydar Aliyev met with the Prime Minister of the State Council of the People's Republic of China Li Pen.

In addition to political relations, there are also cultural relations between the two eastern countries. According to the agreement on cultural cooperation signed between Azerbaijan and China, an exhibition of works by famous Azerbaijani artist Sattar Bahlulzade was opened at Beijing International Exhibition Center on April 12-21, 1995.

April 17-18, 1996, Deputy Prime Minister of the People's Republic of China Jiang Jemin visited Azerbaijan and met with Heydar Aliyev.

August From 27 to 30, 1997, the delegation headed by Deputy Chairman of the People's Representatives Assembly of the PRC Van Bintsyan paid a visit to Azerbaijan. During the visit, meetings on strengthening economic cooperation between the two countries, further development of relations between the parliaments of Azerbaijan and China were held. The Chinese People's Assembly delegation provided $60,000 in technical assistance to the parliament.[3]

2000-present[edit]

On August 7, 2008, President of Azerbaijan visited China to attend the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[4]

On 25 April, 2019 Azerbaijan and China signed a document worth $821 million with the participating co-chair of the Azerbaijan-China Intergovernmental Trade and Economic Cooperation Commission, head of the Eurasia Department of the Ministry of Commerce. Signing ceremony of documents between Azerbaijani and Chinese companies was held within the framework of the “One Belt One Road” international forum in Beijing, China. [5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "中国同阿塞拜疆的关系 — 中华人民共和国外交部". www.fmprc.gov.cn. Retrieved 2019-08-12.
  2. ^ "BILATERAL RELATIONS". beijing.mfa.gov.az. Retrieved 2019-05-21.
  3. ^ a b "Welcome to Heydar Aliyevs Heritage Research Center". lib.aliyev-heritage.org. Retrieved 2019-05-21.
  4. ^ "Independent Azerbaijan". republic.preslib.az. Retrieved 2019-05-21.
  5. ^ 代艳. "China, Azerbaijan sign deals worth $821M - Chinadaily.com.cn". global.chinadaily.com.cn. Retrieved 2019-05-21.