Costa Rica’s Foreign minister Manuel Gonzales, who is on an official visit to Baku, announced the opening of an embassy in Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov welcomed the decision of the Government of Costa Rica to establish an embassy in the energy-rich former Soviet nation, bounded by the Caspian Sea and Caucasus Mountains, which span Asia and Europe.
Mammadyarov said Azerbaijan is keen on developing good political and economic relations with Latin American states, including Costa Rica.
Azernews reports the foreign ministers of the two countries emphasized the wide range of opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation in the economic-trade, tourism, energy, logistics, ports and maritime, investment and humanitarian spheres and noted the importance of promotion of direct contacts among business communities.
Mammadyarov said his visit to Costa Rica in early June this year and political consultations held there would contribute to the development of cooperation between the two countries in various fields.
Mammadyarov’s visit to Latin America also resulted in the signing of an agreement on issuing visas to those having diplomatic, official passports. They also agreed to continue to make efforts to further strengthen the legal framework between the two countries, especially in the economic and humanitarian spheres.
Costa Rica and Azerbaijan have had diplomatic relations for over two decades.
According to Azernews, the most important point for strengthening the relations between the two countries is Costa Rica’s decision of establishing an embassy in Baku, which must give an additional impetus to the strengthening of mutual cooperation and contribute to an increase in the tourist flow from Azerbaijan to the Latin America.