BILATERAL RELATIONS

Information on the establishment of bilateral relations:

The Czech Republic (Czechoslovakia until December 31, 1992) recognized the independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan on January 8, 1992. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on January 29, 1993.

The Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Czech Republic was established on August 15, 2007.

The Embassy of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Azerbaijan was established on December 1, 2009.

A working group on Azerbaijan-Czech interparliamentary relations operates in the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan. There is a Czech-Azerbaijan friendship group on interparliamentary relations in the Lower House of the Parliament of the Czech Republic.

Visits

  • High-Level Visits

21-22 November 2002, working visit of Mr. Heydar Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

6-9 May 2009, working visit of Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

16-19 May 2011, official visit of Mr. Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic;

4-6 April 2012, state visit of Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

15-17 September 2015, official visit of Mr. Milos Zeman, President of the Czech Republic.

 

Prime Ministers

13-14 February 2009, working visit of Mirek Topolanek, the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic.

Speakers of Parliament

23-25 September 2009, official visit of Mr. Przemysl Sobotka, Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic,

4-6 December 2014, official visit of Mr. Ogtay Asadov, Chairman of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

11-14 June, 2015, working visit of Jan Hamacek, Chairman of Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic;

13-15 March, 2016, official visit of Mr. Jan Hamacek, Chairman of Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic;

15-17 May 2019, working visit of Mr. Radek Vondracek, Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic.  

Ministers of Foreign Affairs

 3-5 July, 2008, official visit of Mr. Karel Schwarzenberg, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic;

10-11 December 2008, official visit of Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

13-14 May 2010, official visit of Mr. Jan Kohout, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic;    

5 May 2012, working visit of Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

3 June, 2014, official visit of Mr. Lubomir Zaoralek, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

Treaties

29 documents were signed between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Czech Republic. During the official visit of the President of the Czech Republic, H.E Mr. Milos Zeman to Azerbaijan, the "Joint Declaration on Strategic Partnership between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Czech Republic" was signed on September 15, 2015.

Trade turnover between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Czech Republic

(million US dollars)

 

Year

Import

Export

Trade Turnover

2012

98

512

610

2013

89

216

305

2014

46

592

638

2015

58

550

608

2016

66

214

280

2017

108

556

664

2018

107

938

1045

2019

56

647

703

 

Source: State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Main export products: oil and oil products

Main import products: machinery and equipment, electronic equipment, glass and chemical products

Intergovernmental Cooperation

"Joint Commission on Economic, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the Czech Republic" was established in 2011. To date, the commission has held 4 meetings. The last meeting was held in Baku on January 18, 2017.

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