Serbia, Azerbaijan form Strategic Partnership Council
Serbia and Azerbaijan will form the Strategic Partnership Council in order to efficiently address priority issues of common interest and raise bilateral relations of the strategic partnership to a qualitatively new level.
The formation of the Alliance was agreed on by the signed Joint Statement of the President of the Republic of Serbia and the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Aleksandar Vucic and Ilham Aliyev signed the Memorandum between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Azerbaijan on the establishment of the Strategic Partnership Council in Belgrade.
The joint statement of the two presidents contains 14 points which re-confirm the commitment to the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and expresses the willingness to foster political dialogue in all areas of strategic bilateral cooperation, as well as in terms of international and regional issues of common interest.
The document also stresses the necessity to strengthen both bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the fight against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, separatism, extremism, transnational organised crime, illegal trade in arms, narcotics and psychotropic substances, human trafficking, money laundering, criminal offences in the field of information and communication technologies, as well as other new security challenges, the Presidency Office announced.
Creating favourable conditions for entrepreneurship, organising joint business events in order to develop bilateral business relations, as well as expanding direct ties between business communities in the two countries were also supported.
Joint activities in the field of tourism, exchange of experiences and improvement of cooperation in the field of multiculturalism, science and education, health, environment, social protection, youth and sports policy were also agreed on.