Azerbaijan, Gabala, Aug. 16 / Trend A.Badalova /
According to estimates of the most authoritative economic structure in the world, the World Economic Forum (Davos Forum), the Azerbaijani economy ranks as the 46th in the world for competitiveness.
"Economic reforms held in Azerbaijan and, certainly, rich natural resources serve the development of the country," he added. "There are new opportunities to deepen cooperation in the economic sphere," President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said while making a final speech at the thrid Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States (CCTS) in Gabala on Aug. 16.
According to the president, Azerbaijan is implementing investment projects both in the country and abroad.
"I believe that the friendly and brotherly relations between our countries will serve to making mutual investments as well. Azerbaijan continues taking steps in this direction any way. We are united by energy and transport corridors, which is great wealth. The CCTS member-states have considerable natural resources and vast geography. All of these efforts ensure the development of each country. Certainly, it is necessary to continue pursuing energy diplomacy and coordination of efforts in this direction, and I think we will continue to work in this direction in the future," President Aliyev said.
The president proposed to hold a joint exhibition on the tourism potential and the tourist centers of the Turkic world.
"This exhibition can be held either in our countries or in other states. Along with this, the Turkic world can make a single presentation at the prestigious international exhibitions, since our countries have excellent opportunities for tourism. The tourism potential uniting our countries is strengthening - Black Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the Caspian Sea, Lake Issyk-Kul are very popular tourist destinations," the president underscored.
"The nature of our countries is very beautiful. I believe that the joint tourism presentation, including the clean air, mountains, forests and rivers, will reflect and represent our unity and at the same time, from a practical point of view, will increase the flow of tourists to our countries," President Aliyev said.
He noted that today the proposals related to the development of new information and communication technologies were voiced today.
"Azerbaijan continues to work in this direction. Earlier this year, the first Azerbaijani telecommunications satellite was launched into orbit, signifying the start of the development of the aerospace industry in the country. Certainly, this area is directly related to the humanitarian sector. Information and communication technology means knowledge, literacy, innovation, and, of course, the development of the humanitarian field is very important for every country," President Aliyev said.
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