Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 21
By Saba Agayeva - Trend:
The trade and economic cooperation between Belarus and Azerbaijan remained at the level of a strategic partnership in 2013, Belarusian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Nikolai Paskevich said today at a press conference on the results of 2013.
"Industrial cooperation, joint projects in the fields of construction, education, health, science and technologies are the main priorities of cooperation between the countries," he said.
"In 2013 there were new projects on cooperation with the Ganja automobile plant for joint production of tractors and the assembly of experimental batches of buses and trucks which are currently being tested," he said.
The trade turnover increased by 63 percent amounting to $268.6 million in January- November 2013, compared to the same period of 2012, according to the Belarusian National Statistics Committee.
"Belarus is aimed at long term cooperation with Azerbaijan and it is based on fraternal relations," he said. "The presidents set this task for us. They have repeatedly pointed out that the cooperation potential is far from exhausted."
"The trade turnover level planned to be achieved by both countries, will reach $300 million in 2015," he said.
Translated by NH
Edited by SM