The Kingdom of Bhutan and the Republic of Azerbaijan, wishing to strengthen and develop mutually beneficial relations between their countries and peoples, have established diplomatic relations with effect from 7 February 2013.
The Joint Communiqué on the establishment of diplomatic relations was signed between H.E. Mr. Lhatu Wangchuk, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bhutan to the United Nations, and H.E. Mr. Agshin Mehdiyev, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United Nations, at the Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan in New York.
At the signing ceremony, the two Ambassadors expressed the interest of their governments to cooperate closely in the bilateral and multilateral fields. They expressed the desire to further deepen the present level of cooperation between the two countries at the United Nations and at other multilateral forums. They also discussed possible cooperation in the area of tourism and trade.
Azerbaijan is the 51st country with which Bhutan has established diplomatic relations.