An official reception dedicated to 28 May – Independence Day, the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and China and the inauguration of the new Chancery of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the People's Republic of China was held in Beijing
On may 27, an official reception was held in Beijing on the occasions of 28 May – Independence Day, the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and China and the inauguration of the new Chancery of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the People's Republic of China.
High-level officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China and heads of diplomatic missions in Beijing attended the solemn event held in the Karabakh Hall of the Embassy.
At the beginning of the official part of the event, a video-message of congratulation by H.E. Mr. Jeyhun Bayramov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, was displayed. In his speech, the Minister noted that the inauguration ceremony of the new building of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the People's Republic of China was being held during the year marking the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, as well as on the eve of the 28th May – Independence Day, which had a significant symbolic importance.
Minister Bayramov emphasized that our country attaches special importance to the development of relations with China, characterized the relations between the two countries as a multifaceted serious partnership relations based on friendship, mutual respect and trust and distinguished by high development dynamics. He noted that the high-level political dialogue established as a result of the official visit of the National Leader of the Azerbaijani people Heydar Aliyev to China in March 1994, is successfully continued by President Ilham Aliyev today.
Minister Bayramov stressed that the active political dialogue formed at the level of the heads of state created an opportunity for our bilateral relations to attain significant achievements in political, economic, humanitarian, cultural, transport and logistics fields and played a role of a solid foundation in this process. He added that Azerbaijan and China use the opportunities created by the “Belt and Road” Initiative to expand cooperation, and by supporting each other in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, demonstrate the firm and unshakable friendship between our peoples.
Then, a letter of congratulation by H.E. Mr. Wang Yi, State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, was read by H.E. Mr. Li Huey, Special Representative of the Chinese Government on Eurasian Affairs.
In his letter, Minister Wang Yi conveyed his congratulations on the opening of the new building of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the People's Republic of China. He noted that over the 30 years of diplomatic relations, regardless of the situation in the international arena, China-Azerbaijan relations have always developed in a healthy and sustainable way in accordance with the spirit of mutual trust and sincere cooperation. It was emphasized that under the strategic leadership of President Xi Jinping and President Ilham Aliyev, mutual political trust between the two countries has always been strengthened, cooperation has successfully continued within the “Belt and Road” Initiative, cultural and humanitarian relations have yielded fruitful results and all these deepened joint cooperation between the two countries in the international arena.
The Special Representative of the Chinese Government on Eurasian Affairs H.E. Mr. Li Huey also delivered a speech at the event, noting that Azerbaijan has successfully developed under the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev in recent years, while the political stability in the country has been maintained, the well-being of the people has been increased steadily, and significant achievements have been made in the fields of economy, education, health and protection of cultural heritage. Speaking about the achievements made during the 30 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, H.E. Mr. Li Huey expressed his confidence that in accordance with the will of the heads of both states and the agreements reached, China-Azerbaijan relations will enter a new stage of development and broad prospects will open for the expansion of bilateral ties.
H.E. Mr. Akram Zeynalli, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the People’s Republic of China, spoke about the current state of developing relations between Azerbaijan and China, gave a brief look at the activities carried out in connection with the construction of the new building of the Embassy and assessed the new building complex as a successful result of bilateral cooperation between the two countries. He also emphasized that the new Embassy complex is the embodiment of the new and modern Azerbaijan rapidly developing under the wise leadership of President Ilham Aliyev.
The event continued with a classical music concert performed by “Aixi” quartet and a buffet reception.