Trend News Agency
May 5, 2022

Azerbaijani minister, Japanese vice minister for foreign affairs talk over economic co-op

Issues of development of economic ties between Azerbaijan and Japan were discussed, Azerbaijani Minister of Economy Mikayil Jabbarov wrote on Twitter, Trend reports citing to publication.

The minister said that during the meeting with Taro Honda, parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, economic relations between Japan and Azerbaijan, particularly in trade, the documents on the elimination of double taxation and investment protection, also cooperation in the field of green energy were discussed.

“I remembered with fond memories my visit to Japan in March of 2019 under the “Invitation of Ministers” program,” he said.

According to Azerbaijan State Customs Committee (SCC), trade with Japan exceeded $51.1 million from January through March 2022, while this figure in the same period last year amounted to $45.5 million (an increase of 2.9 percent over the year).


Azeri Press Agency
May 5, 2022

Chair of Azerbaijani Parliament meets Japan’s Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs

Chair of the Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova had a meeting on 5 May with the Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Honda Taro….

As she welcomed the Japanese guest, the Chair of the Milli Majlis also expressed a belief that his arrival in our country was going to make an input of its own to the advancement of the bilateral relations…..

Azerbaijan finds it to be of utmost importance to promote versatile relations with Japan. There is an active political dialogue built up between our countries, which, together with the closely-knit economic collaboration, predetermine the progress in interaction in other areas, too, in the opinion of Mrs Gafarova.

The leader of the Azerbaijani parliament said then that the Azerbaijani-Japanese diplomatic relations were turning thirty years in 2022 and that the first embassy Japan had installed in the South Caucasus was nowhere else but in Azerbaijan, which is telling of the significance attached to the relations with our country. Sahiba Gafarova also underlined the exceptional place occupied in the development of the bilateral relations by supreme and high-level reciprocal visits, and the importance of high-status visits and of documents signed during them.


The Speaker of the Milli Majlis went on to tell Japan’s Vice Minister of the utter destruction by Armenia in the 30-year-long period of occupation of the Azerbaijani lands….Having said that, Mrs Gafarova also mentioned the problem of mines and minefields to Mr Honda.


…The two countries have been furthering successful co-operation in many areas including in politics and economic matters in the past period, according to Mr Honda. Azerbaijan is an important state when it comes to maintaining the international energy security and keeping up peace in the region; besides, Azerbaijan is a very important partner to Japan, the guest continued, stressing then the momentousness of the mutually advantageous interaction….

Going further, Mr Honda voiced his advocacy of injecting yet more activity and advancement in the connections between Japan and Azerbaijan. The two countries are negotiating the involvement of Japanese companies in creating a ‘green energy’ zone and in the rebuilding and restoration projects in the de-occupied Azerbaijani territories, too, Mr Honda remarked.


The leader of the working group for inter-parliamentary connexions with japan Amina Agazade, Chief of the Milli Majlis Staff Safa Mirzayev, the Ambassador of Japan to Azerbaijan Wada Junichi and other officials took part in the meeting as well.

May 4, 2022

Economy Minister discusses trade, economic relations with Japan’s Deputy Foreign Minister

Bilateral trade relations between Georgia and Japan and the two countries’ cooperation in the fields of energy, telecommunications, transport and more were discussed by the Georgian Economy Minister Levan Davitashvili and Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Honda Taro on Wednesday.

Davitashvili said Georgia was becoming “more interesting” for Japanese companies as a transit country for connecting with Europe, and pointed out a “great potential” for Japanese investment in Georgia.

He also said the meeting had identified “interesting directions” for cooperation in energy and telecommunications….