Nikos Kotzias to visit Baku on February 3-5

Nikos Kotzias to visit Baku on February 3-5

Athens, February 1, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias is scheduled to visit Azerbaijan from February 3-5.

The Greek Minister will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan’s capital Baku and will hold meetings with the political leadership of the country and his Azeri counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov, accepting the invitation the latter had addressed in the margins of their meeting at the 70th General Assembly of the UN in New York.

The focus of the meeting between the two ministers will be the bilateral political, economic and energy cooperation. Messrs Kotzias and Mammadyarov will also discuss issues of international and regional interest, among which the resurgence of tension in the region of South Caucasus, the operations against ISIS, and terrorism.

Although everything is ready for the visit of Nikos Kotzias in Baku, there is a small possibility for the visit to be postpone if it is decided that the Greek Foreign Minister should accompany the Greek Prime Minister in London on the same dates for the conference on the Syrian crisis, which will involve important meetings for the refugee crisis and the Cyprus problem.