Interview of Ambassador Fakhraddin Gurbanov for Croatian National Television “HRT”

On March 12, 2019 the interview by Ms.Dubravka Jiljak, the author and presenter of the Dobro Jutro Hrvatska (Good morning, Croatia) with Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Croatia Fakhraddin Gurbanov was broadcasted on HRT Channel.

At the beginning of the show, the audience was informed about our country. It was also mentioned that Azerbaijan is also known as the "Odlar Yurdu" – Land of Fire, which is located on the coast of the Caspian Sea and is considered as one of the energy-rich countries of the world. Anchor t D. Jiljak noted about the commemoration of 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Azerbaijani Democratic Republic at the state level in 2018, and the fact that Azerbaijan is the first country in the East to introduce the right to vote for women.

Later, along with the natural beauty of our country, it was noted that the capital of Baku is futuristic with the unique combination of eastern and western architecture called "Paris of the East".

Ambassador F.Gurbanov responded to the interviewer's questions on the widely-ranged topics and said that bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Croatia continue to strengthen in all spheres. Noting the Zagreb Declaration on Strategic Partnership and Friendly Relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Croatia, signed during the official visit of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to Croatia in 2013, the ambassador noted that the political relations between Croatia and Azerbaijan are at very high level.

At the same time, the Ambassador noted that the potential of Croatia-Azerbaijan economic relations is great and that about 20 Croatian companies operate in Azerbaijan.

Ambassador Gurbanov emphasized the expansion of cooperation between the two countries in the field of culture and noted that the Embassy has been participating in international cultural events organized in Croatia.



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