AZERBAIJAN-MALTA

Azerbaijan-Malta bilateral relations

Diplomatic Relations between Azerbaijan and Malta were established on the 9th of January 1995.

24 February 2006, Ambassador Emil Karimov presented his credentials to Edward Fenech-Adami, President of the Republic of Malta.

17 February 2011, Ambassador Vaqif Sadiqov, as a newly appointed Ambassador to Malta presented his credentials to George Abela, President of the Republic of Malta.

29-30 September 2011, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev met with Prime Minister of Malta Lawrence Gonzi in the framework of the Eastern Partnership Summit in Warsaw.

17 February 2014, within the framework of the IDEA campaign, which has been launched at the initiative of Vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva, an exhibition entitled “Children’s Eyes on Earth” has been opened in Valetta, the capital of Malta. The opening ceremony was attended by Leyla Aliyeva, President of Malta George Abela, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, Maltese officials and public figures.

11 April 2014, Kris Balzan was appointed Honorary Consul of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Republic of Malta with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

15-16 December 2014, Prime Minister of Malta Jospeh Muscat visited Azerbaijan. President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received Prime Minister of the Republic of Malta Joseph Muscat. During the visit Maltese Prime Minister met also Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan Artur Rasi-zada. The parties signed the “Memorandum of Understanding on strategic cooperation in the oil and gas sector between the State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Energy and Health of the Republic of Malta” and “Memorandum of Understanding on strategic cooperation in the oil and gas sector between the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Energy and Health of the Republic of Malta”.

In April 2015, Prime Minister of the Republic of Malta Joseph Muscat participated in the III Baku Global Forum. During the visit, J.Muscat was received by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.  

3 December 2015, Minister of Foreign Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov met with George Vella, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Malta in the framework of the 22nd meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council.

26-27 April 2016, President of Malta Marie Louise Coleiro Preca paid a working visit to Azerbaijan to participate in the 7th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. During the visit, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev met with President of Malta Marie Louise Coleiro Preca.

28-29 April 2016, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Malta George Vella made an official visit to Azerbaijan. During the visit, G.Vella was received by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, met with Prime Minister Arthur Rasi-zade, Speaker of Milli Mejlis Ogtay Asadov and Minister of Foreign Affairs Elmar Mammadyarov and visited the ADA University. In the framework of the visit, the “Convention between the Government of the Republic of Malta and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income”, the “Memorandum of Understanding on Bilateral Consultations between the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Malta and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan” and the “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Malta and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Cooperation in the Fields of Youth and Sports” were signed.

19 April 2016, Ambassador Mammad Ahmadzada presented his credentials to Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of the Republic of Malta.

17-19 April 2017, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov made an official visit to the Republic of Malta. During the visit, he had meetings with President of the Republic of Malta Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, Prime-Minister Joseph Muscat, Speaker of the Parliament of Malta Farrugia Angelo and Foreign Minister George Vella. 

Interparliamentary relations

A Working Group on the Malta-Azerbaijan Interparliamentary Relations was established in the Parliament (Milli Mejlis) of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Gudrat Hasanguliyev is the head of the working group since March 4, 2016. The working group consists of seven members including the chairman.

In Maltese Parliament, the head of the Friendship Group with Azerbaijan is Chris Agius. The friendship group consists of seven members including the chairman. 

The Speaker of the Parliament of Malta Farrugia Angelo maid a visit to Azerbaijan to observe the presidential elections held in Azerbaijan on the 9th of October, 2013. During the visit, he met with the Speaker of Milli Mejlic Ogtay Asadov.

The Speaker of the Parliament of Malta Farrugia Angelo paid a visit to Azerbaijan to observe the parliamentary elections held in Azerbaijan on the 1st of November, 2015. During the visit, he was received by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, met with high officials of Parliament and Government.

The Speaker of the Parliament of Malta Farrugia Angelo paid a visit to Azerbaijan to observe the referendum held in Azerbaijan on the 26th September, 2016. During the visit, together with the delegation of European Academy of Elections Observations he was received by President Ilham Aliyev.

18 April 2017, in the framework of his official visit to the Republic of Malta Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov met with Farrugia Angelo, Speaker of the Parliament of Malta.

Documents signed between the Republic of Azerbaijan and

the Republic of Malta

Memorandum of Understanding on Strategic Cooperation within the Oil and Gas Sector in Malta between the Ministry for Energy and Health of the Republic of Malta and the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Baku, 15 December 2014.

Memorandum of Understanding on Strategic Cooperation within the Oil and Gas Sector in Malta between the Ministry for Energy and Health of the Republic of Malta and the State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOCAR). Baku, 15 December 2014.

Convention between the Government of the Republic of Malta and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income. Baku, 29 April 2016.

Memorandum of Understanding on Bilateral Consultations between the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Malta and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Baku, 29 April 2016.

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Malta and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Cooperation in the Fields of Youth and Sports. Baku, 29 April 2016.

Trade Turnover

Trade turnover between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Malta

(thousand US dollars)

 

Years

Import

Export

Turnover

2010

537.0

116,509.7

117,046.7

2011

364.0

268,578.3

268,942.3

2012

 

307.4

51,685.4

51.992.8

2013

 

1,055.2

36.9

1,092.1

2014

 

276.8

86,270.5

86,547.3

2015

 

99.0

141,929.3

142,028.3

2016

112.8

130,031.4

130,144.2

2017

108.9

36,886.6

36,995.5

2018

107.2

69.721.38

69,828.6