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Herzog speaks to Azerbaijani president after decision to open embassy in Israel

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev speaks to Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin during their meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Alexander Astafyev, Sputnik, Government Pool Photo via AP)
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev speaks to Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin during their meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Alexander Astafyev, Sputnik, Government Pool Photo via AP)

President Isaac Herzog speaks with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev, and praises the decision to open an embassy in Israel.

The Azerbaijani parliament on Friday approved the proposal to open the embassy.

“This is a great step forward for our excellent ties with Azerbaijan, an important friend and strategic partner,” says Herzog.

Israel has had an embassy in Baku since 1992.

Last month, Defense Minister Benny Gantz held an official visit to Azerbaijan, where he met with his Azeri counterpart, Zakir Hasanov, along with Aliyev.

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