Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Ukraine Elmira Akhundova

In response to the question What experience of your country could be useful to Ukraine in the process of strengthening the state and increasing its resilience to existing challenges?

It’s an experience of building a new independent state in difficult conditions of political instability, economic recession, military-political confrontation with a neighboring power.


[It’s] a mutually beneficial geographical location of our two countries, contributing to building up a strong economic and transport connection between the countries of the Caspian Sea and Black Sea basins and beyond; the development of cooperation in nanotechnology, and, of course, cooperation within GUAM. [Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Moldova]


It’s national consolidation around a single idea of ​​ensuring the country’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. [Subjugating Nagorno-Karabakh for Azerbaijan; conquering Crimea, Donetsk and Lugansk for Ukraine; taking Abkhazia and South Ossetia for Georgia; subduing Transdniester for Moldova.]….It’s about creating a strong modernized army capable of completing the most ambitious tasks.