BILATERAL RELATIONS

Bilateral relations between

the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State of Qatar

 

A brief historical information

The diplomatic relations between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Qatar was established on September 14, 1994. The Embassy of The Republic of Azerbaijan to the State of Qatar and the Embassy of the State of Qatar to the Republic of Azerbaijan were opened in 2007.

High level visits and meetings:

Heads of the States:

30 November - 1 December, 2004 - official visit of The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyevto the State of Qatar

28 August, 2007 - official visit of Emir of the State of Qatar  Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

2-3 March, 2012 - visit of Emir of the State of Qatar  Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani to the Republic of Azerbaijan

6 February, 2014 - meeting between the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyevand Emir of the State of Qatar  Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in the city of Sochi of The Russian Federation

8-9 March, 2016 - official visit of Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to the Republic of Azerbaijan

26-27 February, 2017 - official visit of The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyevto the State of Qatar

Other visits 

12-14 November, 2000 - visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan V.Guliyev

28-30 october 2002 - visit of the Minister of National Security of the Republic of Azerbaijan N.Abbasov

26-28 April, 2005 - visit of the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Azerbaijan S.Abiyev

25-26 July, 2005 - visit of the Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Qatar Hamad bin Ali Al Attiyah

18-20 February, 2006 - visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan E.Mammadyarov

19-21 June, 2006 - visit of the state minister of Qatar for foreign affairs

12-13 March, 2007 - visit of the First Lady of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva

28 october-02 November, 2007 - visit of the First Lady of the State of Qatar Sheikha Mozabint Nasser Al-Misnad

6-7 December, 2007 - visit of the Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan K.Heydarov

9-11 February. 2008 - visit of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the rector of the Diplomatic Academy Hafiz Pashayev

2-3 December, 2008 -  visit of the Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage of Qatar Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari, 

16-18 February, 2009 - visit of the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Azerbaijan S.Sharifov

29-31 March, 2009 - visit of the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Azerbaijan S.Abiyev

8-12 June, 2009 - visit of the Secretary-General of Qatari National Council for Culture, Arts and Heritage  Mubarak bin Nasser Al-Khalifa

13-15 october, 2009 - visit of the Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage of the State of Qatar Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari, 

3-5 November, 2009 - visit of the Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan K.Heydarov

11-12 January, 2010 - visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan E.Mammadyarov

14-16 February, 2010 - visit of the deputy minister of culture and tourism of Azerbaijan A.Valiyev

28-31 March, 2010 - visit of the Chief of State Border Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan E. Guliyev

11-12 April, 2010 - visit of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Araz Azimov

1-4 June, 2010 - visit of the Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan Abulfas Garayev 

29-30 September, 2010 - visit of the Minister of Environment of Qatar Abdullah bin Mubarak bin Abud Al-Madadi

25-27 April, 2011 - visit of the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan H.Bagirov 

28-30 November, 2011 - visit of the Minister of Transport of the Republic of Azerbaijan Z.Mammadov 

28-30 November, 2011 - visit of the Director General of Qatar News Agency (QNA) Ahmad Saad Al Buainain

12-14 February, 2012 - visit of the Chairman of the Family, Women and Children's Affairs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan H.Huseynova

23-24 February, 2012 - visit of the Minister of National Security of Azerbaijan E.Mahmudov

5-7 March, 2012 - visit of the Minister of Communications and Information Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan A.Abbasov 

20-24 April, 2012 - visit of the Minister of Economic Development of the Republic of Azerbaijan S. Mustafayev 

4-6 May, 2012 - visit of the President of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan R.Rzayev

29-30 May, 2012 - visit of the Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan K.Heydarov

25-26 June, 2012 - visit of the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technologies of the State of Qatar Mrs. Dr. Hessa Al-Jaber

17-19 November, 2012 - visit of the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Azerbaijan S.Abiyev

17-18 March, 2013 - visit of the Minister of Economic Development of the Republic of Azerbaijan S. Mustafayev 

11 June, 2013 - visit of the Assistant  to  Foreign Minister of the State of Qatar for International Cooperation Affairs Sheikh Ahmad bin Jabr Al Thani

16-18 June, 2013 - visit of the Vice-Presidents of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan T.Qahramanov and B.Badalov

11 November, 2013 - visit of the Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan K.Heydarov

11-13 September, 2014 - visit of the Minister of State for Defence Affairs of the State of Qatar Hamad bin Ali Al-Attiyah

19-21 October, 2014 - visit of the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijann R.Usubovand the Minister of Emergency Situations of theRepublicofAzerbaijan K.Heydarov

7-10 December, 2014 - visit of the Minister of Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan A.Abbasov 

16-17 March, 2015 - visit of the Minister of Transportation of the State of Qatar Jassim Bin Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti

12-19 April, 2015 - visit of the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan Fikrat Mammadov

8-9 June, 2015 - visit of the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan Fikrat Mammadov

12 June, 2015 - visit of the President of the Qatar Olympic Committee Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani 

23-27 November 2015 - visit of he Minister of Education and Higher Education Mohammed bin Abdul Wahed Ali Al Hammadi

7-9 December, 2015 - visit of The Chairman of the Chamber of Accounts of the Republic of Azerbaijan V.Gulmammadov 

4-5 April, 2016 - visit of the Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan Abulfas Garayev 

17 April, 2016 - visit of the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan N.Aliyev

27 April, 2016 - visit of deputy prime minister of the State of Qatar Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Mahmud

21-23 May, 2016 - visit of the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov

23 May, 2016 - visit of the Minister of Education of Azerbaijan Mikayil Jabbarov

31 October - 1 November, 2016 – visit of the Minister of Extraordinary Situations Kamaladdin Heydarov and deputy Miniter of Home Affairs İsmat Aliyev

12-18 November, 2016 - visit of vice-president of Azerbaijan National Olympic committee Chingiz Huseinzade

16-18 November, 2016 - visit of director general of Qatar News Agency Ahmed Saad Al Buainain

13 December, 2016 - visit of chairman of Qatar Civil Aviation Authority Abdulla Nasser Turki Al-Subay

30-31 January, 2017 - visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani

20 February, 2017 - visit of the Minister of Education and High Education of the State of Qatar Mohammed bin Abdul Wahed Al Hammadi 

30 April, 2017 - visit of the former Prime Minister of the State of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Jasim bin Jaber Al Thani

5 September, 2017 - visit of the Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan Ramin Guluzade

5-6 April, 2018 - visit of the State Minister for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad bin Sultan al Muraikhi

15 april, 2018 - visit of Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan Vagif Aliyev

18 April, 2018 - visit of the Minister of Culture and Sport of the State of Qatar  Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali

 Inter-parliamentary relations

The head of Azerbaijan-Qatar inter-parliamentary working group is the member of the Parliament (Milli Majlis) of the Republic of Azerbaijan Tahir Rzayev.

Economic cooperation

After the establishment of the diplomatic relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State of Qatar the bilateral relations in a number of fields of which economic and trade cooperation started to develop.

In 2016, Joint Economic, Trade  and Technical Intergovernmental Commission between the Republic of Azerbaijan  and the State of Qatar was established and the first meeting of the Commission held in Azerbaijan on January 31, 2017.

From Azerbaijani side Minister of Extraordinary Situations Kamaladdin Heydarov and from Qatari side Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani co-chair the Joint Intergovernmental Commission.

The bilateral agreements signed between the two countries in the field of economy, of which “Economic, trade and  technical cooperation agreement between the Governments of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State Qatar”, “Memorandum of Understanding on tourism cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State of Qatar”, “Agreement on promotion and mutual protection of investments between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State of Qatar”, “Avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes on income and the prevention of tax evasion agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State of Qatar”, “Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the field of agriculture between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Qatar”, “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Qatar on establishment of Joint Economic, Trade and Technical Commission” and other documents in the economic area define the major directions of economic cooperation between the Governments of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State of Qatar.

Cultural cooperation

on  November 30, 2004 “Agreement on cooperation in the field of culture and art between the  Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of  the State of Qatar” was signed in Doha.

on 6-11 June, 2009 the Culture Days of Qatar were held in the Republic of Azerbaijan for the first time. The Qatari delegation consisting of 58 people from artists and cultural figures headed by Qatar’s National Council for Culture, Arts and Heritage Secretary-General Mr. Mubarak bin Nasser Al-Khalifa attended the event.

on 1-4 June, 2010 the first Culture Days of Azerbaijan  were held in the State of Qatar . The Azerbaijani delegation consisting of for about 150 people led by the Minister of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan Mr. Abulfas Garayev visited Qatar to attend Days of Azerbaijani Culture.

In the Framework of Azerbaijani Culture Days, the audience watched a concert program by Azerbaijan’s Group of Musical Instruments and State Dancing Group, as well as “Leyli and Majnun” opera performed by the Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre artists.

Contractual-legal basis

31 documents were signed between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State of Qatar.