BILATERAL RELATIONS

Overview of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Lithuania.

The Republic of Azerbaijan recognized the independence of the Republic of Lithuania on the 6 December, 1991. The Republic of Lithuania recognized the independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan on 20 December, 1991. The diplomatic relations  between two countries was established in December 1995. The Lithuanian embassy was opened in Baku on 3 April, 2007. The Embassy of Azerbaijan was opened in Vilnius on 6 September, 2007.

High Level Visits

The Presidents

13 October 2005 - Working visit of the president of Lithuania Mr.V.Adamkus 

8-9 June 2006 - Official visit of the president of Lithuania Mr.V.Adamkus 

19-21 June 2007 - Working visit of the president of Lithuania Mr. V.Adamkus to participate in the Summit of  GUAM 
 
13-14 September 2007 - Official visit of the president of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev 
 
10 -11 October 2007 - Working visit of the president of Azerbaijan Mr.Ilham Aliyev to participate in Vilnius Energy Summit 
 
13 -14 November 2008 - Working visit of the president of Lithuania Mr.V.Adamkus to participate in Baku Energy Summit 
 
2-3 May 2011 - Official visit of the president of Lithuania Mr. D.Qribauskayte
 
28-29 November 2013 - Working visit of the president of Azerbaijan Mr.Ilham Aliyev to participate in Vilnius Summit 
 

Heads of Parliament

5-7 June 2005 - official visit of Chairman of Lithuanian Seim Mr.A.Paulausk 

14-16 May 2009 - official visit of the Chairman of National Assembly of Azerbaijan Mr. O.Asadov 

8 -11 February 2011 - official visit of the Chairman of Lithuanian Seim Mr. İ.Dequtienen 

Heads of Government

1 -3 April 2004 - Official visit of the Prime-minister of Azerbaijan Mr. A.Rasizadeh 

21 -22 April 2008 - Official visit of the Prime minister of Lithuania Mr. G.Kirkilas 

5 July 2011 - Official vizit of the Prime minister of LIthuania A. Kubilius

7-9 April 2013 - Working visit of the Prime minister of Lithuania  Mr.Algirdas Butkevicius to participate in World  Economic Forum in Baku 

Ministers

22 -28 October 2001 - visit of the Minister of Justice of Azerbaijan  Mr. F.Mammadov 

8 -10 April 2002 - visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mr. A.Valionis as a Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe 

27 -29 August 2002 - visit of the Minister of Defence of Azerbaijan  Mr. S.Abiyev 

25 -29 September 2002 - visit of the Minister of Justice of Lithuania  Mr. V.Markyavich 

15-16 May 2003 - visit of the Minister of Defence of Lithuania  Mr. L.Linkevicius 

14-15 June 2004 - visit of the Minister of Defence of Azerbaijan  Mr. S.Abiyev 

2 -3 October 2007 - visit of the Minister of Defense of Lithuania  Mr. Y.Olekas 

25 -28 October 2007 - visit of the Minister of Social Security and Labor of Lithuania Mr. V.Blinkevichiuten 

2-3 December 2008 - visit of the Minister of Culture of Lithuania Mr. J.Juchas 

 7-8 April 2009 - official visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs  of Lithuania Mr. V.Ushatskas

17 October 2009 - visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of  Lithuania Mr. V.Ushatskas 

13-14 March 2011 - visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mr. A.Ajubalis as a Chairman of OSCE 

19-22 April 2011 - visit of the Minister of the Interior of  Lithuania Mr. R.Palaitis 

6 December 2011 - visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov (OSCE ministerial council meeting) 

1-2 April 2012 - visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mr. A.Ajubalis 

19-26 June 2012 - visit of the Minister of Education of Azerbaijan  Mr. M.Mardanov 

5-6 September 2012 - visit of the Minister of Interior of Luthuania Mr. A.Melianas

10-11 September 2012 - visit of the Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan Mr. S.Abiyev 

18-21 October 2012 - visit of the Minister of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan Mr. A.Qarayev 

4-5 November 2012 - visit of the Minister of Transport and Communication of Lithuania Mr.E.Masiulis (BakuTel 2012 ) 

6 March 2013 - visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mr. L.Linkevicius 

3 July 2013 - visit of the Minister of Emergency Situations of Lithuania Mr. K.Heydarov 

29 November 2013 - visit of the Minister of Economy and Industry of Azerbaijan Mr. Shahin Mustafayev (Vilnius Summit) 

04 April 2014 - visit of the Minister of Economy of Lithuania Mr. Evaldas Guastas (13th Azerbaijan İnternational Travel and Tourism Fair AİTF-2014) 

14 April 2014 - official visit of the Minister of Interior of Lithuania Mr. Dailis Alfonsas Barakauskas 

 2-4 June 2014 - visit of the Minister of Energy of Lithuania Mr. Y.Neverovich

8-10 October 2014 - visit of the Minister of National Defence of Lithuania Mr. J.Olekas

15 October 2014 - visit of the Minister of Transport and Communications of Lithuania Mr. Rimantas Sinkevičius  

21-22 October 2014 - visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mr. L.Linkevicius 

18-19 May 2015 - visit of the Minister of Culture of Lithuania Mr. Šarūnas Birutis (the 3rd International Forum on Intercultural Dialogue)

1-2 July 2015 - visit of the Minister of Defence of Azerbaijan Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov

24-25 April 2017 - visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov

Inter-parliamentary relations

The working group on inter-parliamentary relations between Azerbaijan and Lithuania was established on 8 of April 2011. The Chairman of the group is Mr. Kamran Nabizade

Lithuania-Azerbaijan inter-parliamentary friendship group of 49 members was established on October 28th, 2012. Chairman of the group is Mr. Yuras Pojela.
 
23-25 November 2011 - visit of the chairman of inter-parliamentary friendship group Mr. Fuad Muradov 
18-19 September 2013 - visit of the chairman of inter-parliamentary friendship group Mr. Fuad Muradov
15-19 May 2016 - visit of the chairman of inter-parliamentary friendship group Mr. Kamran Nabizada