Main high level visits and meetings.

Germany is one of Europe’s most significant political and economic partners of Azerbaijan. At the same time, Germany is active defender and agitator of “Eastern Partnership” which is intended for close cooperation between EU and Eastern European countries initiative proposed by Poland and Sweden. There is a high level of political partnership, intensive inter-parliamentary cooperation, and high-level visits between two countries. President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev had visited the Federal Republic of Germany in 1996, following him president Ilham Aliyev made official and working visits in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Federal Chancellor of Germany, Mrs. Angela Merkel paid an official visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan on August 25, 2018.

From Federal Foreign Office of Germany, Klaus Kinkel in 1995, Joseph Fischer in 2001 and 2004, Guido Westerwelle in 2012 and Frank-Walter Steinmeier in 2007 and 2014 made visits to Azerbaijan. Elmar Mammedyarov, from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, visited the Federal Republic of Germany in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

During his visit to Baku on October 22-23, 2014 Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier was received by President Aliyev. By the invitation of Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Aliyev made business trips to Berlin on January 20-21, 2016 to Berlin and on February 6-8, 2016 to Munich.

Since 2006, there have been political consultations between two countries at the level of deputy foreign minister. On February 6, 2018 deputy minister of MFA of Azerbaijan Xalaf Xalafov met with members of Chancellor’s office and Bundestag.

There is also inter-parliamentary cooperation between two countries.

Azerbaijan and Germany make constructive cooperation at the meetings of International Organizations. This cooperation is reflected by mutual support of initiatives and candidates as well as constructive discussions between two countries. Azerbaijan and Germany had constructive cooperation during the non-permanent membership of Germany at UN Security Council in 2018.

 

Chronology of the high-level visits

December 22, 1995- Visit of Federal Foreign Minister, Klaus Kinkel

July 1-4, 1996- Official visit of President of Azerbaijan Republic, Heydar Aliyev

October 21-23, 2000- a Business trip of Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Republic, Artur Rasizade

May 20-21, 2001- Official visit of Federal Foreign Minister, Joseph Fischer

April 21-22, 2004- Official visit of Federal Foreign Minister, Joseph Fischer

August 24-26, 2004- Official visit of President of Azerbaijan Republic, Ilham Aliyev

July 5-7, 2006- Official visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Elmar Mammadyarov

September 22-23, 2006- a Business trip of President of Azerbaijan Republic, Ilham Aliyev

February 14-16, 2007- Official visit of President of Azerbaijan Republic, Ilham Aliyev

February 19, 2007 - Official visit of Federal Foreign Minister, Frank-Valter Steinmeier.

February 4-6, 2008- a Business trip of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Elmar Mammadyarov (Munich Security Conference)

November 21-22, 2009- a Business trip of President of Azerbaijan Republic, Ilham Aliyev (Munich)

February 4-6, 2010- a Business trip of President of Azerbaijan Republic, Ilham Aliyev (Berlin, Munich)

June 28-30, 2010- Official visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Elmar Mammadyarov

February 4-6, 2011- a Business trip of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Elmar Mammadyarov (Munich Security Conference)

February 3-5, 2012- a Business trip of President of Azerbaijan Republic, Ilham Aliyev (Munich Security Conference)

March 14-15, 2012- Official visit of Federal Foreign Minister, Guido Westerwelle

October 18-19, 2012- Official visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Elmar Mammadyarov

February 1-3, 2013- a Business trip of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Elmar Mammadyarov (Munich Security Conference)

January-February 31-2, 2014-2015- a Business trip of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Elmar Mammadyarov (Munich Security Conference)

October 22-23, 2014- Official visit of Federal Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier

January 20-21, 2015- a Business trip of President of Azerbaijan Republic, Ilham Aliyev (Berlin)

February 6-8, 2015- a Business trip of President of Azerbaijan Republic, Ilham Aliyev (Munich Security Conference)

February 12-14, 2016- a Business trip of President of Azerbaijan Republic, Ilham Aliyev (Munich Security Conference)

May 11, 2016 - a Business trip of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Elmar Mammadyarov (Berlin)

June 6-7, 2016- a Business trip of President of Azerbaijan Republic, Ilham Aliyev (Berlin)

June 30, 2016 - a Business trip of Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (Baku)

December 8-9, 2016 - a Business trip of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Elmar Mammadyarov (Hamburg)

February 17-19, 2017 - a Business trip of President of Azerbaijan Republic, Ilham Aliyev (Munich Security Conference) 

February 16-17, 2018 - a Business trip of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Elmar Mammadyarov (Munich Security Conference) 

August 25, 2018 – Official visit of the Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Angela Merkel 

 

(Updated: 19.09.2018)