Patent Application in Azerbaijan

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Release time:2016-06-01

AzerbaijanOverview

The Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Az?rbaycan Respublikas?), abbreviated as Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Az?rbaycan), means "the country of fire" and is the "crossroads" of Eastern Europe and Western Asia ".

Azerbaijan is located in the southeast of Transcaucasia in eastern Europe, bordering the Caspian Sea to the east, Iran to the south, Russia to the north, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to the east across the sea, and Georgia and Armenia to the west. The lakeshore is 456 kilometers long, and Nakhichevan in the southwest is separated from Armenia and is not contiguous with the mainland. During the Soviet era, Azerbaijan and Russia were the only republics that did not require central financial subsidies.

The Azerbaijani Government's strategy of revitalizing the country's economy, focusing on the development of the oil industry, has been successful. The successful exploitation of oil and gas in the Caspian Sea has contributed to the rapid economic and social development of Azerbaijan. By the end of 2013, the unemployment rate and poverty rate had fallen to 5 per cent and 5.3 per cent, respectively; strategic foreign exchange reserves amounted to $50.032 billion billion.

 

Foreign Policy

Azerbaijan pursues an independent, pluralistic and balanced foreign policy, takes the development of relations with Russia, the United States, European powers and neighboring countries such as Turkey, Iran and Georgia as its diplomatic priority, and takes integration into Europe as its foreign strategic goal. Attach importance to cooperation with the European Commission and the European Parliament, and actively participate in the EU's "Eastern Partnership Program". Actively participate in the activities of the United Nations, the Islamic Economic Cooperation Organization, the Non-Aligned Movement and other international and regional organizations. Efforts will be made to win the sympathy and support of the international community for the settlement of the "Naka" issue. In 2012, he became a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for 2012-2013, and successfully hosted the 2012 European TV Song Contest, the 2nd Baku International Humanities Forum, and the Islamic Economic Cooperation Organization Summit. As of January 1, 2012, it has established diplomatic relations with 160 countries.

 

Relations with China

On December 27, 1991, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qian Qichen sent a telegram to the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan to inform the Chinese Government of its formal recognition of the independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan. On April 2, 1992, Chinese government representative (Chinese Ambassador to Russia) Wang Gaoxing and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Sadhov signed a communiqué on the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Azerbaijan in Baku, and the two countries established diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level from now on. In August of the same year, China opened an embassy in Azerbaijan.

In 2012, China-Arab friendly and cooperative relations developed steadily and healthily, and cooperation in various fields continued to expand. The main bilateral visits include: Li Zhaoxing, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People's Congress (September), Du Qinglin, Secretary of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee and Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (November), Bai Lichen, Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (December); Minister of Economic Development Mustafayev (May), Minister of Communications and Information Alisov (September came to China to attend Tianjin Summer Davos Forum). In February 2013, Ascrov, First Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, visited China.