BILATERAL RELATIONS

Azerbaijan-China Bilateral relations

The People’s Republic of China recognized the independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan on December 27, 1991. The diplomatic relations between two countries were established on April 2, 1992. The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to Azerbaijan was opened on August, 1992 and first ambassador was appointed on December1, 1993. The Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the PRC was opened on September 3, 1993. 1994 January 12 the first Ambassador of Azerbaijan Mr. T.Karayev presented its credentials to the Chairman of the PRC H.E. Mr. Jiang Zemin. Since 2011 August the ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the PRC is Latif Gandilov
   

Chronology of high level visits and meetings

Head of States

1994 March 7-10 - The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev paid an official visit to China.

2005 March 17-19 - The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham ALiyev paid an official visit to China.

2008 August 8 - The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev paid a visit to China (The Opening Ceremony of XXIX Beijing Summer Olympic Games).

Ministers of Foreign Affairs

1994 January- Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Hasan Hasanov paid an official visit to China.

1996 April- Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Qian Qichen paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

2000 October - Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Vilayat Guliyev paid an official visit to China.

2004 October - Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Li Zhaoxing paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

2005 February - Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov paid an official visit to China.

2010 May 16-17 - Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Yang Jiechi paid a transit visit to Azerbaijan.

Inter-parliamentary relations

 1996 December - The Chairman of the Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan Murtuz Alesgerov paid an official visit to China.

1997 August- Deputy Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People's Assembly, paid a visit to Azerbaijan.

2000 June -The Chairman of Standing Committee of Great Hall of the People’s Republic of China Li Peng paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

2002 August - The Chairman of the Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan Murtuz Alesgerov paid an official visit to China.

The head of Azerbaijan-China inter-parliamentary working group is Siyavush Novruzov.                          

Head of China-Azerbaijan Interparliamentary Friendship Group Li Caosin. (Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People's Assembly)                                                           

Humanitarian cooperation

 Visits

1997 December - Minister of Health of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ali Insanov paid a visit to China.

1999 September- Attorney General of the Republic of Azerbaijan Eldar Hasanov, paid a visit to the PRC.

November, 1999 November- Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Azerbaijan Abulfas, Garayev paid a visit to PRC.

1999 August -Deputy Attorney General of the PRC paid a visit to Azerbaijan.

2000 May- Minister of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan Safar Abiyev, paid a visit to the PRC.

2000 July -Deputy Minister of Culture of the PRC paid a visit to Azerbaijan.

2000 November - First Deputy Prime Minister of PRC paid a visit to Azerbaijan.

2001 July –Deputy Chairman of the Supreme People's Court of the PRC paid a visit to Azerbaijan.

2001 July- Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China

2002 June- Minister of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan Misir Mardanov  paid a visit to the PRC.

2003 April - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of China paid visit to Azerbaijan.  2003 September- Supreme People's Prosecutor's Office of the Attorney General of the People's Republic of China paid a visit to Azerbaijan.

2004 April- Interior Minister of Azerbaijan paid a visit to the PRC.

2005 September- National Security Minister of Azerbaijan Eldar Makhmudov paid a visit to the PRC.

2006 April 4-11- Deputy Chairman of the New Azerbaijan Party Ali Akhmedov paid a visit to PRC.

2006 June - Minister of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan Misir Mardanov paid a visit to China.

2006 September 22-27- The delegation headed by the Youth and Sports Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan paid a visit to the PRC.

2006 October 22- 26- The delegation headed by the Minister of Justice Fikret Mammadov paid a visit to the PRC. (International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities first annual conference)

2006 November 9-16- The Minister of Energy and Industry paid a visit to PRC.

2007 August 27 - Minister of Health of the Republic of Azerbaijan Oqtay Shiraliyev paid a visit to China.

2010 May 26-28- Deputy Minister of Commerce Fu Dziyinq (Fu Ziying) of the PRC paid a visit to Azerbaijan.

2011 May 25 - Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan Abulfas Garayev paid a visit to China.

2011 September 14-15- Minister of Communications and Information Technologies of the RA Ali Abbasov paid a visit to Dalian. (World Economic Forum annual meeting)

2011 November 8-18- Deputy Chairman of the New Azerbaijan Party Ali Akhmedov visited to the PRC.

2011 November 27- Chairman of the Civil Service Commission under the President of Azerbaijan Bahram Khalilov paid a visit to PRC.

2012 June 11-16- Delegation headed by the Minister of Economic Development Shahin Mustafayev paid a visit to the PRC.

2012 June 26-28- Dalian, China, the Republic's Justice Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan Fikret Mammadov paid a visit to Dalian, China. (International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities)

2012 September 1-13- Minister of Communications and Information Technologies Ali Abbasov,  paid a visit to Dalian, China. (Asian Regional Summit of the World Economic Forum).

2012 December 17-19- Delegation headed by the Vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Consultative Council, Bay Licenin paid a visit to Azerbaijan.

2013 January 15-18- Delegation of the State Civil Aviation Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan paid a visit to PRC.

2013 April 12-14 -Attorney-General of the People’s Republic of China, Jao Dzyamin paid a visit to Azerbaijan.

Cultural humanitarian events

1993 –In accordance with the agreement between Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Embassy of People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Azerbaijan from Urumgi province was sent 1 plane of humanitarian assistance.

1995 April 12- Beijing International Exhibition Center held an exhibition of works by Azerbaijani painter Sattar Bahlulzade.

1996 May- The young Chinese artist Tzen Yanyan was in Baku at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev.

1996- The ensemble headed by the Singer of Azerbaijan Mrs.Zeynab Khanlarova performed in Beijing and China's eastern regions.

1997 October 4-10- The dance ensemble of Ninksyan and Quycou province performed in Baku and Salyan region of Azerbaijan.

2002 June 6- China-Azerbaijan Friendship Society was founded.

2006 December 26- At the Embassy of Azerbaijan to the PRC was founded "Shusha" cultural center.

2008 August 10 – Cultural days of Azerbaijan held in Beijing.

2008 December 7-A groundbreaking ceremony of the high school was held in the China’s Sichuan province. Azerbaijan provided financial assistance in the amount of 1  million U.S. dollars to the victims of earthquake in China's provinces.

2010 May 1- The pavilion at the World Exhibition EXPO 2010 in Shanghai operated.

2010 November 26-27 - Chinese Theatre (Tianqiao Theater) "Arshin mal alan" operetta was staged at the Tianqiao Theater of China.

2011 May 23-27 -Cultural days of Azerbaijan held in China.

2011October 16-23- International Cultural Festival was held in Chinese universities.

2012 March 29 - In Dayutai Government residence, with the organizational support of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Chinese Foreign Ministry has organized a reception to the 20th year anniversary of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and China.

2012 April 20- At the Institute of Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia was held a Conference to the 20th year anniversary of of diplomatic relations.

2012 June 19- Presentation of the magazine “IRS”in Chinese held in China. On the same day on the occasion of the 20th  anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and China was issued postage stamp  and silver coin with the image of the two heads of State.   

2012 December 6- Caoyang park in China has opened a bust of the great Azerbaijani poet Nizami Ganjavi.

2012 December 10-14 - Cultural days of China held in Azerbaijan.

2012 November 23-Representatives of the Communist Party of China attended at the International Conference of Asian Political Parties in Baku.

2013 March 11-19- “Beautiful Girls” group of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous province participated on the "Mugham" music festival in Azerbaijan.

2013 April 11-13- Chinese graduates participated in the forum of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations graduates organized under the initiative of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev.

2013 May 6,- Russia, Eastern Europe and the Central Asia Institute of the China held an international conference dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the national leader Heydar Aliyev.

2013 May 12-15- China’s "Global Times" newspaper's staff visited to Azerbaijan.

2013 May 29-June 1- The dean of the Shanghai Foreign Languages University of scientists participated in the Second World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue held in Baku.

2013 June 15- Azerbaijan Embassy to China and Beijing Education Comission organised essay competition "What I know about Azerbaijan?"

2013 August 6- Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan presented a book of the selected speeches of the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev covering the period from 2003 to 2013translated into the Chinese language.

2013 October 31-November 1-"Jenmin Jibao" newspaper, Xinhua news agency, China's well-known professors and scholars participated in the III Baku International Humanitarian Forum held in Azerbaijan.

2013 December 10- In cooperation with the Embassy of Azerbaijan and the China Foundation for International Studies was presented a book “Heydar Aliyev”in the building of Association of Friendship with Foreign Countries.

2014 January 24- Azerbaijan Conductor Yalchin Adigezalov performed in a China Concert Hall.

 Contract law base

50 agreements were signed between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the People’s Republic of China:

1. Joint communique on establishing diplomatic relations between China and Azerbaijan. (2 April 1992).

2.Trade and economic agreement between the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan. (1993)

3. Agreement between the Government of the PRC and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan on visa-free tourist group trips. (4 January 1994).

4.Agreement between the Government of the PRC and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan on visa-free official travel. (4 January 1994)

5. Consular Convention between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Azerbaijan. (4 January 1994).

6.Joint Statement on the foundations of friendly relations between China and Azerbaijan. (7 March 1994)

7. Agreement between the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan on scientific-technical cooperation. (March 1994)

8.Agreement on cultural cooperation between the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan. (7 March 1994)

9.Agreement on cooperation in the sphere of tourism between the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan. (7 March 1994)

10. Agreement on cooperation in the field of health and medical science between the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan. (7 March 1994)

11. Agreement on cooperation in the field of cinematography, radio and television between the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan. (March 1994)

12.Joint Declaration between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Azerbaijan. (17 March 2005)

13.Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan on mutual assistance in customs matters.(17 march 2005)

14. Agreement between the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan on trade and economic cooperation. (17 March 2005)

15. Agreement on cooperation between the Ministry of Justice of the People’s Republic of China and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan. (17 March 2005)

16. Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between the Ministry of Information Industry of the People’s Republic of China and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan. (17 March 2005)

17. Cooperation Agreement between China Central Television and Azerbaijan Republic National Television and Radio Broadcasting Company. (17 March 2005)

18. The agreement between China Youth Federation and the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan on cooperation in the field of youth affairs.(17 March 2005)

18. Technical and sport cooperation Agreement between the Chinese Olympic Committee and the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan. (17 March 2005)

19. The agreement on the provision of a grant of military assistance from  Chinese side to the Azerbaijan, between the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Defense of People's Republic of China. (9 December 2010)

20. Additional Protocol to the Agreement on the implementation of the provision of a grant of military assistance from Chinese side to the Azerbaijan, between the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Defense of People's Republic of China. (27 July 2011)

21. Protocol on Cooperation in the field of culture between the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China for 2011-2015 years. (25 May 2011)

22. Protocol of the 1st meeting of the working group on trade and economic cooperation between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (July 18, 2011)

23. Agreement between the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan on technical and economic cooperation. (18 July 2011)

24. Protocol of the 4th meeting of the intergovernmental commission on Azerbaijan-China trade and economic cooperation. (July 18, 2011)

25. Agreement on cooperation between the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Azerbaijan and the Federation of Industry and Commerce of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (2 September 2011)

26. Memorandum of Cooperation between the Ministry of Economic Development of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China. (June 9, 2012)

27. Protocol on the establishment of a working group on trade and economic сooperation under the Azerbaijan-China intergovernmental trade and economic commission between the Ministry of Economic Development of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.(9 June 2012)

28.Memorandum of Understanding between the Sino-European Association of Technical and Economic Cooperation and the Foundation for Export and Investment Promotion Azerbaijan. (June 9, 2012)

29. Agreement on cooperation in the field of education between the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China for 2012-2015. (July 17, 2012)

30. Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the People's Republic of China on the use of land for the construction of the building of the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Beijing. (2013)

31. Agreement on economic and technical cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the People's Republic of China. (2013)

32. Protocol of the second meeting of the Working Group on Trade and Economic Cooperation between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of  People’s Republic of China. (2013)

33. Memorandum of Cooperation between the Civil Service Commission  under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of China in the area of civil service and human resources development.  (2013)

34. Memorandum of Understanding between the State Civil Aviation Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Civil Aviation Administration of the People’s Republic of China. (2013)

35. Memorandum of Understanding between the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Supreme People's Procuratorate of the People's Republic of China. (2013)

36. Protocol on Cooperation between the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Justice of the People's Republic of China. (2013)

37. Memorandum of Understanding between the Foundation for Export and Investment Promotion Azerbaijan and China Committee for Promotion of Inernational Trade. (2013)

38. Agreement on economic and technical cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the People's Republic of China. (8 December 2014)

39. Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People's Republic of China on cooperation in the field of emergency management. (23 September 2014)

40. Memorandum of Understanding on the development of bilateral ties between the University "ADA" and Beijing Language and Culture University. (July 3, 2014)

Import-export between Azerbaijan-China

Import-566342.9 (thousand US dollar) 2013

Export-88629.4 (thousand US dollar) 2013

Trade turnover- 654972.3 (thousand US dollar) 2013

41. Supplementary Protocol to the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on exploitation of the land allotted for the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Beijing (February 16, 2015)

 

42. Supplementary Protocol to the Agreement between the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Defense of the People’s Republic of China on military assistance by the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Azerbaijan. (February 2, 2015)

 

43. Memorandum of Understanding between the State Committee on Securities of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Regulation Commission on Securities of China on regulating the securities and futures market. (May 19, 2015)

 

44. Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Economy and Industry of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China on promoting bilateral economic cooperation. (December 10, 2015)

 

45. Memorandum of Understanding in the field of transportation between the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China. (December 10, 2015)

 

46.     Agreement of cooperation in the field of education covering the years of 2016-2019 between the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. (December 10, 2015)

 

47. Memorandum of Understanding on joint promotion of the “Silk Road Economic Belt” between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the People’s Republic of China. (December 10, 2015)

 

48. Agreement on civil aviation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the People’s Republic of China. (December 10, 2015)

 

49. Agreement on fitosanitary between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the People’s Republic of China. (December 10, 2015)

 

50. Contract on exchange of sentenced persons between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the People’s Republic of China. (December 10, 2015)

 

51.     Memorandum of Understanding between the State Agency of Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State Department of Energetic of the People’s Republic of China. (December 10, 2015)

 

52. Joint Declaration on development and deepening the relations of friendship and cooperation the Republic of Azerbaijan and the People’s Republic of China. (December 10, 2015)

 

53. Agreement on cooperation in the field of railroad cooperation between the “Azerbaijani Railway” Closed Joint Stock Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the People’s Republic of China. (December 10, 2015)

 

54. Agreement on technical-economic cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the People’s Republic of China. (June 1, 2016)

 

55. Memorandum of Understanding for granting the Republic of Azerbaijan the status of a partner for dialogue with Shanghai Cooperation Organization was signed within the visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov. (14 March, 2016)

 

56. Memorandum of Understanding between the State Agency of Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State Department of Energetic of the People’s Republic of China. (March 10, 2016)

 

57. Memorandum on cooperation between the Supreme Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China. (March 17, 2016)

 

58. Memorandum on cooperation and joint communiqué between the State Security Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State Security Ministry of the People’s Republic of China. (May 23, 2016)

 

59. Memorandum on mutual understanding between SOCAR and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) in the field of oil-gas and petro-chemicals. (May 31, 2016)

 

60. Agreement on technical-economic cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the People’s Republic of China. (May 31, 2016)

 

61. Protocol was signed within the 6th meeting of the Azerbaijan-China intergovernmental trade-economic cooperation Commission. (19-20 August, 2016)