Croatia opens embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku, capital city of Azerbaijan

During her official visit to Azerbaijan on Monday, Croatian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign and European Affairs Minister Marija Pejcinovic Buric opened the new Croatian embassy and a business forum in the capital city Baku, according to the total-croatia-news.com website.

She met with her counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov, Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev, Prime Minister Novruz Mammadov, and Speaker of Parliament Ogtay Asadov.

Croatia supports Azerbaijan’s negotiations with the EU aimed at concluding a comprehensive bilateral agreement on cooperation and strengthening of cooperation within the Eastern Partnership, according to a statement from the Croatian Foreign Ministry.

Trade between Croatia and Azerbaijan in 2018 amounted to 407 million dollars, an increase of 62% from 2017.

News source: www.total-croatia-news.com

 

Azerbaijani tourism offices open in six countries

Baku, capital city of Azerbaijan.

The Azerbaijan State Tourism Agency has opened tourism representative offices in six cities:

Beijing in China (Brand story Inc Pte Ltd)
Frankfurt in Germany (Lieb Management & Beteiligungs GmbH)
Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (Gulf Reps Ltd)
Moscow in Russia (Tourism Marketing & Intelligence Ltd)
Mumbai in India (Blue Square Consultants, a division of Ezeego One Travel & Tours Limited)
Riyad in Saudi Arabia (Gulf Reps Ltd)

Azerbaijan is among the fastest-growing destinations for tourists.

In January-October 2018, 2,420,400 visitors from 194 countries arrived in Azerbaijan, a 6.1 percent growth compared to the same period of 2017. Russian nationals made up the majority of the tourists who visited Azerbaijan. As many as 31.1 percent of the tourists came from the Russian Federation.

According to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, 2,691,998 foreign tourists visited Azerbaijan in 2017, which is 20 percent more than in 2016.

Most tourists came to Azerbaijan in July – 313 515 people.

News source: azernews.az

Venezuela opens embassy in Azerbaijan

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Venezuela has opened an embassy in Azerbaijan’s capital city Baku, the Azerbaijan`s Foreign Ministry has announced, the AZERTAC website reported..

The new embassy will be headed by the Charge d`Affairers, Mr Pedro Argenis Sanchez Flores.

Welcoming Venezuela`s decision to open an embassy in Azerbaijan, the Foreign Ministry in Baku noted that it will contribute to the development of relations between the two countries.

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Gabala in Azerbaijan declared Islamic tourism capital for 2020

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Azerbaijan’s picturesque Gabala city, also known as Qabala, was chosen the tourist capital of the Islamic world for 2020, by the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

This was announced at the 10th Islamic ministerial conference on tourism, where Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, and Gabala was selected as capital cities of Islamic tourism in 2019 and 2020 receptively, the  www.azernews.az website reported.

The conference was held in Dhaka.

Previously Konya (Turkey), Madina (Saudi Arabia) and Tabriz (Iran) were named the Tourism Capital of the Islamic world in 2016, 2017 and 2018, accordingly. 

Gabala, which is located about 225 km away from Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, is a perfect place for rest and tourism. The weather here is mild in spring and autumn, hot in summer and cold in winter. Gabala has several historical monuments, which emerge all around the city and its vicinity.

Like in the past, today Gabala is a magnet for international and local events, and it’s the second popular destination of Azerbaijan after Baku.
Numerous meetings of politicians and summits are held in the city.
In 2013, Gabala was declared the Cultural Capital of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Many hotels, including world hotel chains were put up in Gabala. The city contains an ice skating rink and a Greek-style theatre, built especially for outside concerts.
Tourists can do shopping in several shopping malls in the city. Gabala is also home to Tufan Ski Complex, one of the biggest ski resorts throughout the whole Caucasus, which serves up to 3,000 visitors a day.

The largest entertainment park under the open sky in Azerbaijan – Gabaland, is located in Gabala. 

Gabala has a population of 13,000.

News source: www.azernews.az

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Costa Rica to open an embassy in Azerbaijan

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Costa Rica will open an embassy in Azerbaijan. This was announced by Costa Rica’s Foreign Minister Manuel Gonzalez Sans while on an official visit to Baku on 23 June, the Azerbaijana Foreign Ministry reported, according to the azernews.az website.

Azerbaijan Foreign Minister  Elmar Mammadyarov welcomed the decision of the Government of Costa Rica.

Mammadyarov said his visit to Costa Rica in early June this year and political consultations held there would contribute to the development of cooperation between the two countries in various fields.

The ministers also emphasized the wide range of opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation in the economic-trade, tourism, energy, logistics, ports and maritime, investment and humanitarian spheres and noted the importance of promotion of direct contacts among business communities.

Over 20 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Costa Rica and Azerbaijan, the two countries have systematically developed relations and a political dialogue, which facilitated the intensification of mutual visits, playing a huge role in strengthening the friendly relations and cooperation between Costa Rica and Azerbaijan.

News source: www.azernews.az

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Peruvian embassy opens in Azerbaijan

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The Embassy of Peru has started it’s operation in Baku, capital city of Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry reported, according to the news.az website.

National flag of Peru.

The newly appointed Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy Luis Chang Boldrini recently met with head of the Department of State Protocol of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Parvin Mirzazade, where Mr Mirzazade wished Chang Boldrini success during his diplomatic tenure.

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