The United Nations has released $2 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support the UN’s ongoing humanitarian response to temporarily displaced people in the conflict-affected areas of Azerbaijan.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday described as “very fruitful” his meetings with Azerbaijani officials in Baku during which he voiced Iran’s readiness to help reconstruct territories in Karabakh.
Iran and Azerbaijan have inked a key document to expand bilateral economic cooperation as Baku welcomes Iran’s increased investment and technical assistance to rebuild regions around Nagorno-Karabakh that were liberated following a deadly conflict with ethnic Armenian forces late last year.
The establishment of the Iranian Trade House in Azerbaijan will give an impetus to activities of the Iran-Azerbaijan Joint Chamber of Commerce, said Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Azerbaijan Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said.
Four Azerbaijani servicemen have been killed in recent weeks in clashes in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said on Sunday, in the first report of casualties since a Russian-brokered cease-fire accord.
Trade between Iran and Azerbaijan through the Bileh-Savar border crossing has risen eight percent during the first eight months of the current Iranian year (March 20-November 20), said the head of Iran-Azerbaijan Joint Chamber of Commerce.