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Azerbaijan to open embassy in Afghanistan

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Afghan foreign ministry said in a statement Wednesday, that Azerbaijan will establish an embassy in Afghanistan, following the approval of the Azerbaijan parliament.

The embassy will open due to efforts of the Afghan foreign ministry and its Embassy in Baku, the statement read.

The Azeri parliament session was amended to create an opportunity for the approval of a bill for embassy establishment in Kabul.

The Azerbaijani parliament adopted a law on the establishment of its embassy in Afghanistan, according to the Azertac news agency.

“The Azerbaijani Parliament has adopted a law on the establishment of the country’s embassy in Afghanistan, the city of Kabul,” Azertac reported.

Lawmakers noted Afghanistan’s support to the country and strong relations between the two countries.

This comes as a few weeks ago, Amanullah Jayhoon, the Afghan envoy to Azerbaijan handed over his credentials to the country’s Foreign Minister, Jeyhun Bayramov.

Both of the officials emphasized the need to expand bilateral relations, and strengthen political, cultural, and trade relations between the two countries.