Historical background to the document "Speech of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev at the Beijing Academy of Public Sciences (March 9, 1994)"

At the invitation of President of the People’s Republic of China Jiang Zemin, Heydar Aliyev paid an official visit to China on March 7-10, 1994. During the visit, Heydar Aliyev and Jiang Zemin signed a joint statement on the development of friendly relations between the two countries. Further, seven important documents on flights, scientific-technical and cultural cooperation, medicine, radio and television, tourism, promotion and mutual protection of investments were signed between Azerbaijan and China.

Heydar Aliyev visited Beijing and Shanghai, delivered a speech at Beijing Academy of Social Sciences, was to the Great China Wall. The visit gave an impetus to the improvement of relations between Azerbaijan and China.