Political Relations

Brief historical information:

The diplomatic relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Korea was established on March 23, 1992 following by Azerbaijan’s regaining its independence from former Soviet Union. The relations between two countries have become more intensive after the establishment of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2006 and the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Republic of Korea in February 2007. Exchange of visits at the level of heads of states between two countries in 2006 and 2007 created new opportunities to pave the way for the legal base of cooperation, strengthening the economical and trade relations and promote investment. During the visits, several agreements were signed in the fields of political, economic, protection of investment, e-government, intelligent transportation system, emergency situations, and cooperation between state oil bodies of both countries.

The political bilateral relations have also witnessed a number of mutual high-level visits such as the visits of the Speakers of Parliaments of both countries, as well as the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.

High level mutual visits:

Heads of States:

1.May 10-12, 2006 – The President of the Republic of Korea, H.E. Mr. Roh Mu-hyun paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

2.April 23-25, 2007 – The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev paid an official visit to Korea.

3.March 25-27, 2012 – The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev paid a working visit to Korea to take part in Seoul Nuclear Security Summit. 

Heads of Governments:

4. May 18-20, 2008 – The Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Han Seunq-sun paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

5.November 26-28, 2014 – The Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Chung Hong-won paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

 

Ministers of Foreign Affairs:

6.November 29-30, 2005 – The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov paid an official visit to Korea.

7.December 14-15, 2010 – The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov paid an official visit to Korea.

Visits of Ministers:

8.July, 2005 – The Head of State Customs of Azerbaijan, Mr. K.Heydarov paid an official visit to Korea.

9.October, 2006 – The Minister of Industry and Energy of Azerbaijan, Mr. N.Aliyev paid an official visit to Korea.

10.November, 2006 – The Minister of Transport of Azerbaijan, Mr. Z.Mammadov paid an official visit to Korea.

11.June 11-16, 2007 – The Minister of Education of Azerbaijan, Mr. Misir Mardanov paid an official visit to Korea.

12.May 29- June 01, 2009 – The Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan, Mr. Huseyngulu Baghirov paid an official visit to Korea.

13.June 18-19, 2009 – The Minister of Economic Development of Azerbaijan, Mr. Shahin Mustafayev paid an official visit to Korea.

14.March 10-12, 2010 – The Minister of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, of Korea Mr. Chung Jing-hwan paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

15.April 27-29, 2011 – The Minister of Emergency Situations of Azerbaijan Mr. Kamaladdin Heydarov paid an official visit to Korea.

16.December 02-04, 2013 – The Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov paid an official visit to Korea.

17. May 19, 2014 - The Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Kamaladdin Heydarov paid a working visit to Korea.

18.October 18-23, 2014- Minister of Communication and Technologies Mr. Ali Abbasov  paid an working visit to Korea.

19.May 02-05, 2015 - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Choi Kyunghwan paid a visit to Azerbaijan.

20.May 19-22, 2015- Minster of Education Mr. Mikayil Cabbarov paid an official visit to Korea.

Inter-parliamentary relations:

21.November, 2006 – Vice chairman of the New Azerbaijan Party, Mr. Ali Ahmadov paid an official visit to Korea.

22.September 04-06, 2007 – The Speaker of the Parliament of Azerbaijan, Mr. Ogtay Asadov paid an official visit to Korea.

23.February 26, 2009 – The Speaker of the National Assembly of Korea, Mr. Kim Hyong-Oh paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

24.December, 2009 – Head of Korea-Azerbaijan Inter-parliamentary Working Group, Mr. Suh Byeong-su paid and official visit to Azerbaijan.

25.April 27-30, 2010 – The vice-chairman of the New Azerbaijan Party, Mr. Ali Ahmadov paid an official visit to Korea.

26.April 28-29, 2010 – Delegation that led by the member of National Assembly of Korea, Mr. Lee Sang Dik paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

27.January 12, 2012 - The Chairman of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea Mr. Park Hi-tae paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

28.May 23-26, 2013 – The Vice-speaker of Korean National Assembly, Mr. Park Byeong-seug paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

29.June 24-26, 2013 – The delegation that led by Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Commission of Saenuri Party and member of Korean National Assembly, Mr. Yoo Ki June paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

30.July 11-13, 2013 – The member and executive secretary National Defense of National Assembly of Korea, Mr. Ahn Gyu Baek paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

31.April 11, 2014 – The first Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of Azerbaijan Mr. Ziyafet Asgarov paid official visit to Korea.

32.March 29-30, 2015 - Former Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Kang Chang-hee paid a visit to Azerbaijan.

Other visits:

33.August, 2006 – Vice Minister of Commerce, Industry and Energy of Korea, Mr. Lee Won-gul paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

34.May, 2007 – Vice Minister of Construction and Transportation of Korea, Mr. Lee Choon-hee paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

35.November 26, 2007 – 1st Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations of Azerbaijan, Mr. R.Mirzayev paid an official visit to Korea.

36.January, 2008 – Deputy Prime Minister of Korea, Mr. Kim Shin-il paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

37.April, 2008 – Vice Minister of Knowledge Economy of Korea, Mr. Lee Jae-hoon paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

38.June 08-12, 2009 – President of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Mr. M.Karimov paid an official visit to Korea.

39.June 29-July 05, 2009 – Deputy Minister of Ecology and National Resources of Azerbaijan, Mr. F.Aliyev paid an official visit to Korea.

40.October 06, 2009 – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, Mr. K.Khalafov paid an official visit to Korea.

41.October 27-30, 2009 – Chairman of Civil Service Commission under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. B.Khalilov paid an official visit to Korea.

42.October 12-14, 2010 – Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning of Korea, Mr. Koo Bong-Jin paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

43.October 27-28, 2011 – Vice chairman of State Committee on Property Issues, Mr. R.Shahbazov paid a visit to Korea.

44.November 11-17, 2012 – Deputy Minister of Industry and Energy of Azerbaijan, Mr. G.Javadov paid a visit to Korea.

45.November 28-30, 2012 – Executive Director of State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan, Mr. S.Movsumov paid a visit to Korea.

46.May 13-15, 2013 – Delegation of Defense Acquisition Program Administration of the Ministry of National Defense of Korea paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

47.August 09-10, 2013 – Deputy Minister of National Defense of Korea, Mr. Baek Seung Joo paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

48.March 10-13, 2015 - Chairman of State Committee for Securities of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Rufat Aslanli paid a working visit to Korea.

49.November 01-03, 2015 - Executive Director of State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan, Mr. S.Movsumov paid a visit to Korea.

50.March 15-17, 2016 - Chief of State Maritime Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Gudrat Gurbanov paid a visit to the Republic of Korea.

 

As of today, the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Korea enjoy a highly productive and broad-based cooperation that encompasses various fields including economic, trade, political, military, defense, cultural and education.