The External Affairs Minister of India, Sushma Swaraj will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan from 04 to 06 April 2018 at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, ElmarMammadyarov.
She will represent India at the Mid-Term Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). During the visit, EAM will hold bilateral consultations with the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, ElmarMammadyarov on 4 April 2018. Earlier, the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan had paid a bilateral visit to India in May 2013.
External Affairs Minister is scheduled to call on the President of the Republic, Ilham Aliyev and First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, MehribanAliyeva. In a note, External Affairs Ministry said:
India and Azerbaijan enjoy warm and friendly relations based on historical and cultural ties. They have growing bilateral cooperation in many areas including energy, transportation, and capacity building. India’s ONGC-Videsh is an investor in ACG oil fields and Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline. The two sides will discuss bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest. ”
On 5-6 April, 2018, External Affairs Minister will attend the Mid-Term Ministerial Meeting of the Non-aligned Movement (NAM) being held in Baku. As a founding member of NAM, India remains committed to the purposes and principles of the Movement. External Affairs Minister’s participation in the NAM Ministerial Meeting will underline India’s continued active and constructive engagement within the Movement with a view to further strengthen solidarity and cooperation among its Member States.