Foreign Ministry political strategy chief meets with Azerbaijani foreign minister in Baku

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

The head of the Foreign Ministry Political Strategic Division Aliza Bin-Noun meets with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov in Baku, Azerbaijan, May 9, 2024. (Foreign Ministry of Israel)
The head of the Foreign Ministry Political Strategic Division Aliza Bin-Noun meets with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov in Baku, Azerbaijan, May 9, 2024. (Foreign Ministry of Israel)

Aliza Bin-Noun, the head of the Foreign Ministry Political Strategic Division, met with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov in Baku on Wednesday to discuss “regional cooperation, deepening the ties between the countries and the peoples, and strengthening economic ties,” according to a ministry readout.

The two were joined by senior Azerbaijani diplomats.

Bin-Noun also visited the World War II memorial in Baku, on the eve of Victory Day over Nazi Germany.

Azerbaijan is a close ally of Turkey, which suspended economic ties with Israel amid bitter criticism over the war in Gaza.

“Israel and Azerbaijan have deep and longstanding strategic relations which gained momentum with the opening of Azerbaijan’s embassy in Israel last year,” says Bin-Noun, adding that this year they are focusing on the COP29 climate conference that will be hosted in Baku later this year.

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