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Poland established diplomatic relations with the Republic of Azerbaijan on 21 February 1992.
Azerbaijan is Poland’s key economic partner in the South Caucasus. However, the volume of trade between our two countries is relatively low.
The 2005 Polish-Azerbaijani intergovernmental agreement on economic cooperation is the legal basis for Poland’s economic policy towards Azerbaijan. The agreement provided for the appointment of a joint economic cooperation commission which meets every year, alternately in Warsaw and Baku. In 2011, trade with Azerbaijan totalled USD 131 million, with Polish exports accounting for USD 126.5 million and Polish imports accounting for USD 4.3 million. This represents a fall of around 10% in the trade volume (in 2010 the value of trade was USD 145 million, with exports amounting to USD 134 million and imports amounting to USD 10.5 million).
As an Eastern Partnership country, Azerbaijan became one of the priority states for Poland’s development aid in 2010. In 2012, PLN 720,000 were allocated for projects in Azerbaijan. In addition, the Polish Embassy in Baku will disburse PLN 200,000 in small grants. The key areas of multiannual development cooperation with Azerbaijan include rural development, environmental protection and support for internally displaced persons.
There are approximately 100 people of Polish nationality living in AzerbaijanSee more