Diplomatic relations

Diplomatic relations

Lithuania and Azerbaijan maintain a high-level dialogue and cooperation. Having demonstrated a keen interest in developing mutual relations, both countries continue cooperating in various fields.

Within the past period, the two countries have achieved remarkable progress in the political, economic and humanitarian spheres of cooperation and established an extensive legal-contractual basis for the development of the relations.

Recognition of independence

Azerbaijan recognized Lithuania’s independence on December 6, 1991, and Lithuania recognized Azerbaijan’s independence on December 20, 1991.

Launch of embassies

Diplomatic relations between the two countries were built in November, 1995. Lithuania opened its embassy in Azerbaijan on April 3, 2007, and Azerbaijan opened its embassy in Lithuania on September 6, 2007.

Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Republic of Lithuania

Hasan Mammadzadeh, December, 2011

Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to the Republic of Azerbaijan

Valdas Lastauskas, August, 2014

Azerbaijan and Lithuania maintain mutual cooperation within the framework of UN, OSCE, CoE and other international organizations as well. Both countries maintain close cooperation and exchange experience in frames of Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council, NATO’s “Partnership for Peace” Programme and NATO’s “Partnership for Peace” Trust Fund.

The two countries are also known as countries with close cooperation in frames of EU’s Eastern Partnership and European Neighborhood Policy.