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Azerbaijan country brief

Key engagement

COP29. Bilateral engagement. People-to-people links. Trade.

Bilateral relations

Australia has a constructive bilateral relationship with Azerbaijan. Diplomatic relations were established in 1992. Azerbaijan has an Embassy in Canberra, and Australia’s Ambassador to Türkiye has non-resident accreditation to Azerbaijan. Parliamentary delegations have visited each other’s countries. The Azerbaijani parliament has an Australian parliamentary friendship group. The Azerbaijani community in Australia underpin our people-to-people links.

Australia recognises the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, and supports the ongoing efforts of the governments of Azerbaijan and Armenia towards a just and lasting peace.

Australia and Azerbaijan engage within international organisations, including the Asian Development Bank. Australian companies have provided services to the oil and gas sector in Azerbaijan and have supplied vessels to the Azerbaijani coast guard. The State Fund of Azerbaijan has invested in Australian assets.

Economic and trade information is available in the Azerbaijan Country Fact Sheet [PDF].

Azerbaijan will host the COP29 international climate summit in November 2024.

Fast Facts

  • Azerbaijani visitors to Australia (2021-22) – 190
  • Australian visitors to Azerbaijan (2021-22) – 340
  • Resident Australian population born in Azerbaijan (2021 census) – 614
  • Australian residents of Azerbaijani descent (2021 census) –1,260

High level engagement

  • 2022 - Dr Faud Muradov, Chairman of the Azerbaijan State Committee on Work with the Communities, visited Australia
  • 2017 – Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, visited Azerbaijan
  • 2012 – Azerbaijan's Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Khalaf Khalafov, visited Australia

Australian Embassy in Türkiye

Uĝur Mumcu Caddesi
No: 88, 7th Floor Gaziosmanpaşa
Ankara 06700

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Twitter: @AusAmbTürkiye

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