with Belgium

AZERBAIJAN-BELGIUM BILATERAL RELATIONS

1991, December 31

– Recognition of Independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan

1992, June 17

– Establishment of Diplomatic Relations

1995                       

– Opening of the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Belgium

2007                       

– Opening of the Belgian Embassy in Azerbaijan

High level visits:

Visits of the heads of State and Government

1994, May 3-5               - working visit of H.E. Mr. Heydar Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan 

1995, May 4-5               - working visit of H.E. Mr. Heydar Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan 

1996, April 22-23            - working visit of H.E. Mr. Heydar Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan 

1998, April 13-15            - visit of H.E. Mr. Jean-Luc Dehaene, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium

2004, May 17-19            - working visit of H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

2006, November 6-8       - working visit of H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

2009, April 27-29            - working visit of H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

2011, June 21-23           - working visit of H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

2012, February 15          - working visit of H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

2013, June 20-21           - working visit of H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

2014, January 14-15       - working visit of H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

2017, Febrary 6             - working visit of H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan 

Visits of the Presidents of Parliaments

2005, April 6-7               - visit of H.E. Mr. Herman De Croo, President of the Chamber of Representatives of the Belgian Federal Parliament

2013, June 3-6               - visit of H.E. Mr. Ogtay Asadov, President of Milli Mejlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Visits of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs

2011, December 7          - working visit of Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan

2012, February 15          - working visit of Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan

2012, April 19-22            - working visit of Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan

2012, December 4-5       - working visit of Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan

2013, July 22                 - working visit of Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan

2013, December 3          - working visit of Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan

2014, July 22                 - working visit of Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan

2015, April 27-29            - official visit of Mr. Didier Reynders, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs of Belgium

Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation

The inter-parliamentary working groups have been established in the parliaments of both countries. Head of the working group from Azerbaijani side is Mr. Elkhan Suleymanov, from Belgian side Mr. Alain Destexhe. 

Others official visits:

2011, October 4             - visit of Mr. Geert Muylle, Director General of the Bilateral Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belgium

2012, March 5-8             - visit of Mr. Ali Hasanov, deputy Prime minister of Azerbaijan to Belgium

2012, November 22-23    - visit of Mr.Mahmud Mammad-Guliyev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan

2013, August 30            - visit of Mr.Shahin Mustafayev, Minister of economic development to Belgium

2014, February 3            - visit of Mr.Mahmud Mammad-Guliyev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan

2014, September 12-13  - visit of Mr.Azad Rahimov, minister of youth and sport of Azerbaijan to Belgium

2015, April 29-May1       - visit of Mr.Pieter De Crem, Secretary of State for Foreign Trade of Belgium

2015, May 7                  - visit of Mr.Mahmud Mammad-Guliyev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan

2015, June 12                - visit of Mr. René Collin, Minister of Sport of the Region of Wallonia, Belgium

2016, April 14                - visit of Mr.Xalaf Xalafov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan 

 

 

 

Signed documents:

Agreement on the establishment of diplomatic and consular relations between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium, 1992, February 20

 

Agreement on air transport between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium, 1998, April 13

 

Joint Statement of the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Belgium–Luxembourg Economic Union; 1998, April 13

 

Joint Statement between the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium, 1998, April 13

 

Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and Capital Gains  between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Kingdom of Belgium, 2004, May 18

 

Agreement on reciprocal promotion and protection of investments between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Belgium–Luxembourg Economic Union; May 18, 2004

 

Bilateral agreement on mutual administrative assistance in customs matters between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium, 2004, May 18

 

Trade turnover

Year

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Trade turnover

60.86

74.1

45786.7

59729.1

60.22

61.34

98.18

93.15

61.45

Import

59.8

57.1

44500.0

56 840.2

57.54

58.45

96.70

80.13

55.0

Export

1.06

17

1286.7

2 880.9

2.68

2.89

1.48

13.02

6.45

Balance

-58.74

-40

-43213.3

-53959.3

-54.86

-55.56

-95.21

-67.11

-48.55

 

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