Development of relations between the regions

Development of relations between the regions


On the 22nd of October, 2014 the city of Azerbaijan Shamkir and the city of Lithuania Siauliai became sister cities.
Justinas Sartauskas, Mayor of Siauliai, the fourth largest city in Lithuania, led a large delegation to Shamkir to sign a protocol of intention on sister partnership. Shamkir became Siauliai`s 11th sister city.

The agreement signed between Shamkir and Siauliai contributes to overall development of the relations between the two cities, and also strengthens friendship between the people of the two countries.

It also strengthens cooperation in the fields of culture, sport and governance. Reciprocal visits of the heads of the two cities` administrations is organized. 

This year in July the delegation from Shamkir paid a visit to Lithuania, participated in festivals taken place in Moletiya and Siauliai, held meetings in Siauliai city hall where the plans about future cooperation were discussed. 

On July 6, 2015 folrlore groups of Shamkir participated in the 6th International Folk Contest-Festival "The Flower of the Sun" which 12 countries took part in. These folklore groups represented Azerbaijan at the highest level. Representatives of Azerbaijan: Sarkar Aliyev took the 1st place and Javanshir Bayramov won third place with "Sarı Gəlin" performance.

On November 23, 2016 the delegation from the Union of Lithuanian Municipalities paid a visit to Sumgayit. During the meeting, issues related to cooperation between the cities of the two countries were discussed.       

On November 23, 2016 "Azərikimya" Production Union of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) hosted a delegation led by President of the Association of Local Authorities of Lithuania, Druskininkai Mayor, Ričardas Malinauskas. The Chairman of the PU Supervisory Board, MP Mukhtar Babayev gave information to the guests on development stages of Azerbaijan's petrochemical industry, reconstruction of Sumgayit as chemical industrial centre as well as on Sumgayit Chemical Industrial Park, Carbamide Plant and SOCAR-Polymer LLC. MP of the Azerbaijani parliament Kamran Nabizade and Chairman of Sumgayit city Local Authority, Sultan Asadov attended the meeting. 

On November 24, 2016 a Lithuanian delegation paid a visit to Executive center of Ganja. During the meeting, issues on bilateral cooperation were discussed. Rikardas malinauskas, the president of the Union of Lithuanian Municipalities and the mayor of Druskininkay, commended the conditions established for Azerbaijan citizens. 

On November 25, 2016 a Lithuanian delegation paid a visit to Qazakh. During the meeting, prospects of mutual cooperation were discussed.  

On May 3, 2017 ambassador of Azerbaijan to Lithuania Hasan Mammadzadeh held a meeting with the Mayor of Brishtonas city Niyole Dirqinchiyene. During the meeting the parties discussed development of relations between Azerbaijan and Lithuania, as well as the establishment of relations between Birston and one of the cities of Azerbaijan.  

On May 16, 2017 Azerbaijan's Gazakh and Lithuania’s Trakai districts have signed a cooperation agreement. The document was signed by head of Gazakh District Executive Authority Rajab Babashov and Mayor of Trakai Edita Rudeliene. Under the agreement, the districts will enhance cooperation in a number of areas, including culture, sports, tourism, business and agriculture.