Iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran recognized  independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan on December 25, 1991. The diplomatic relations between two countries were established on March 12, 1992. The Islamic Republic of Iran opened its consulate in Baku in 1969 which became Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Azerbaijan in March, 1992. The Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Iran was opened in December, 1992. Iran has the Consulate General in Nakhchivan AR (since December, 1992), Azerbaijan also has Consulate General in Tabriz (since October 20, 2004). Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Islamic Republic of Iran is Bunyad Huseynov.

 

Chronology of high level visits and meetings

 

 

Heads of State

 

October 26-28, 1993 - The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

 

June 29-July 2, 1994 - The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev paid an official visit to Iran.

 

May 12-13, 1996 - The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev paid an official visit to Iran (inauguration ceremony of Sarahs-Tejan railway).

 

December 8-11, 1997 - The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev paid a working visit to Iran (The 8th Summit of the Organization of Islamic Conference).

 

June 9, 2000 - The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev paid a working visit to Iran (The 6th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization).

 

May 18-20, 2002 The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev paid an official visit to Iran.

 

August 5-7, 2004 - The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Sayyid Mohammad Khatami paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

 

January 24-26, 2005 The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev paid an official visit to Iran.

 

December 20, 2005 The President of the Islamic Republic of IranMahmoud Ahmedinejad paid an official visit to Nakhchivan AR of Azerbaijan.

 

May 5-7, 2006 The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mahmoud Ahmedinejad paid a working visit to Azerbaijan (The 9th Summit of theEconomic Cooperation Organization).

 

August 21-22, 2007 The President of the Islamic Republic of IranMahmoud Ahmedinejad paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

 

October 16, 2007 - The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev paid a working visit to Iran (The 2nd Summit of the Heads of States of the Caspian littoral countries).

 

March 10, 2009 - The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev paid an official visit to Iran.

 

November 17, 2010 - The President of the Islamic Republic of IranMahmoud Ahmedinejad paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

 

October 15-16, 2012 - The President of the Islamic Republic of IranMahmoud Ahmedinejad paid an official visit to Azerbaijan (The 12thSummit of the Economic Cooperation Organization).

 

April 9, 2014 - The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev paid an official visit to Iran.

 

November 12-13, 2014 - The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

 

 

Heads of Government


October 28-31, 1996 - The first Vice-President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hasan Habibi paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

 

June 24, 2011 - The Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan Artur Rasizade met with the first Vice-President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Reza Rahimi (The opening of the automobile bridge Julfa-Julfa between Azerbaijan and Iran).

 

 Inter-parliamentary relations

 

December 27-28, 1998 - The Chairman of the Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan Murtuz Alesgerov paid an official visit to Iran.

 

June 15-17, 1999 - The Chairman of the Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan Murtuz Alesgerov paid a working visit to Iran (Launching Conference of the Muslim Countries Parliamentary Assembly).

 

November 23-25, 2007 - The Chairman of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Iran Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

 

February 20-22, 2010 - The Chairman of the Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ogtay Asadov paid a visit to Iran.

 

June 30-July 2, 2011 - The Chairman of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ali Larijani paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

 

August 4-5, 2013 - The Chairman of the Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ogtay Asadov paid a visit to Iran to attend inauguration ceremony of the President of Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani.

 

February 14-15, 2014 - The Chairman of the Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ogtay Asadov paid a visit to Iran to attend the 9th Session of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC).

 

 

 

The head of Azerbaijan-Iran inter-parliamentary working group is Vasif Talibov.

 

 Ministers of Foreign Affairs

 

December, 1991 - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ali Akbar Velayati paid a working visit to Azerbaijan.

 

August, 1993 - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ali Akbar Velayati paid a working visit to Azerbaijan.

 

March 2-3, 1996 - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ali Akbar Velayati paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

 

April 23, 1997 - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ali Akbar Velayati paid a working visit to Azerbaijan.

 

August 12-13, 1998 - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Kamal Kharazi paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

 

March 13-16, 2000 - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Vilayat Guliyev paid an official visit to Iran.

 

April 11, 2000 - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Kamal Kharazi paid an official visit to Azerbaijan.

 

July 31-August 1, 2004 The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov paid a working visit to Iran.

 

November 28, 2005 - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Manouchehr Mottaki paid a visit to Azerbaijan.

 

June 19-21, 2006 The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Manouchehr Mottaki paid a working visit to Azerbaijan (The 33rd Session of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Conference).

 

June 21, 2007 The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov paid a working visit to Iran (Preparation for the Summit of the Heads of States of the Caspian littoral countries).

 

September 13, 2008 The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Manouchehr Mottaki paid a working visit to Azerbaijan.

 

February 17-19, 2009 - The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Co-chairman of Azerbaijan-Iran Joint Commission Manuchohr Mottaki paid a working visit to Azerbaijan. (The 7th meeting of the Joint Commission on economic, trade and humanitarian cooperation between Azerbaijan and Iran)

 

December 14, 2009 - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov paid an official visit to Iran.

 

March 27, 2010 - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov paid a working visit to Iran (Ceremony on the occasion of celebrating the status of international holiday “Novruz holiday” by the United Nations Organization).

 

March 7, 2011 The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov paid a working visit to Iran (The 8thmeeting of the Joint Commission on economic, trade and humanitarian cooperation between Azerbaijan and Iran).

 

April 16, 2011 The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov paid a working visit to Iran (The Tripartite Meeting between foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Iran).

 

March 7, 2012 - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi paid a working visit to Azerbaijan (The Tripartite Meeting between foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Iran).

 

August 30, 2012 The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov paid a working visit to Iran (The 16thSummit  of Non-Aligned Movement member countries).

 

October 15-16, 2012 Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi paid a working visit to Azerbaijan (Meeting of the  Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Economic Cooperation Organization).

 

November 262013 - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov paid a working visit to Iran (21st Meeting of the  Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Economic Cooperation Organization).


Humanitarian cooperation

 

December 7-11, 2002 - Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ahmad Masjed-Jamei paid a visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

 

December 14-17, 2004 - Minister of Health and Medical Education Masoud Pezeshkian paid a visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan

 

May 22-26, 2006 - Minister of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan Misir Mardanov paid a visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

 

February 4-5, 2010 - Minister of Health and Medical Education Marzieh Vahid-Dastjerdi paid a visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan (meeting of ECO health ministers).

 

July 5-6, 2010 - Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Hosseini paid a visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

 

September 26-29, 2010 - Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan Abulfas Garayev paid a visit to Iran.

 

October 3-7, 2011 - Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Hosseini paid a visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

 

July 11-13, 2012 - Minister of Education and Training of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hamid-Reza Hajibabaee paid a visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

 

September 16-18, 2013 - Chairman of the State Committee on the Work with Religious Associations of the Republic of Azerbaijan Elshad Iskenderov paid a visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

 

Cultural and humanitarian events

 

September 25-30, 2010 - Azerbaijani Cultural Week held in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

 

May 11-16, 2011 - The Republic of Azerbaijan was represented at the 24th international book exhibition organized in Tehran.

 

October 3-7, 2011 - Iranian Cultural days held in the Republic of Azerbaijan.

 

May 2-12, 2012 -  The Republic of Azerbaijan was represented at the 25th international book exhibition organized in Tehran.

 

January 29-30, 2013 - The Republic of Azerbaijan was represented at the "6th HT&T Iran Hotel, Travel and Tourism" international exhibition organized in Tehran.   

 

January 22-24, 2014 - The Republic of Azerbaijan was represented at the exhibition-charity bazaar organized by the Iranian Diplomatic Ladies Association in Tehran.