BAKU. January 22, 2009: On Thursday the President of Bulgaria George Pirvanov made one-day visit to Baku. The main theme of Pirvanov’s talks with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev was delivery of Azerbaijani gas to Bulgaria.
Bulgaria recognized Azerbaijan’s independence on January 14, 1992. Diplomatic relations between the two states were established on June 5, 1992.
Azerbaijan’s Embassy in Baku was opened in December 1999.
On April 16, 2004 Azerbaijan’s’ President signed instruction on opening of Bulgaria’s embassy in Azerbaijan.
The two countries signed 33 interstate and intergovernmental agreements in the economic, cultural and technical spheres.
On June 29-30, 1995 Azerbaijan’s President Heydar Aliyev made official visit to Bulgaria.
On December 2-3, 1999 Bulgarian President Peter Stoyanov made official visit to Azerbaijan.
On September 25-27, 2002 Azerbaijan’s; Defense Minster Safar Abiyev made official visit to Bulgaria.
On November 4-5, 2003 Bulgaria’s Defense Minister Nikolay Svinarov made official visit to Azerbaijan.
On September 27-30, 2004 speaker of the Milli Mejlis Murtuz Aleskerov made official visit to Bulgaria.
On October 7-8, 2004 Pirvanov made official visit to Azerbaijan.
On October 25-26, 2004 Azerbaijan’s’ Defense Minister Safar Abiyev made official visit to Bulgaria.
On May 19-21, 2005 Head of Azerbaijan’s Frontier Guards Eldar Guliyev made official visit to Bulgaria.
On September 23-24, 2005 Azerbaijan’s’ President Ilham Aliyev made official visit to Bulgaria.
On November 12-13, 2007 Bulgaria’s Prime Minister S. Stanishev made official visit to Azerbaijan.
On March 10-12, 2008 Bulgarian President G. Pirvanov made a working visit to Azerbaijan and met with Azerbaijan’s president.
According to Azerbaijan’s’ State Statistical Committee, over first half of 2006 goods turnover between the to states totaled approximately $47,7 million, of which approximately $3,9 million was import from Bulgaria. Azerbaijan’s positive balance totaled approximately $43,8 million.
Azerbaijan imports from Bulgaria: dried pea, tin vegetables and fruits, wooden plates, quartz sand, carpers, perfumery and cosmetics, and furniture.
Azerbaijan exports to Bulgaria : crude oil, diesel fuel, and liquefied gas butane (Turan).