By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has sent a congratulatory letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sudan Ibrahim Ghandour on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Republic of Azerbaijan and Republic of Sudan.
Mammadyarov stressed that during the past 25 years’ effective cooperation forged both in bilateral and multilateral platforms, particularly within the UN and OIC, gave the impetus to the development of relations between the two countries, Azertac reported.
He also expressed his conviction that cooperation within UN, OIC and Non-Aligned Movement will continue to grow further.
Mammadyarov thanked for the support of friendly Sudan within the international organizations and adoption of resolutions condemning Armenia’s military aggression against Azerbaijan and supporting the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan.
The Minister expressed his confidence that joint efforts will ensure the further development of bilateral cooperation for the prosperity of Azerbaijan and Sudan and the well being of both nations.
Diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Sudan were established in February 16, 1993.
Sudan opened its embassy in Azerbaijan in 1993 as a member of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
However, Sudan had to suspend the activity of its diplomatic mission in Baku in 1999 due to financial difficulties.
Sudan backs Azerbaijan’s fair position on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution.
In 2014, the Sudanese parliament passed a bill recognizing the Khojaly genocide, committed by the Armenian armed forces in the early 1990s towards the civilian population of the Azerbaijani town.
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