Spanish FM names priority areas for activity in Azerbaijan (UPDATE)

Economy Materials 26 April 2016 19:02 (UTC +04:00)

Details added (first version posted on 18:50)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 26

By Azad Hasanli - Trend:

Spanish companies are interested to work in Azerbaijan in the spheres of infrastructure, petrochemistry and industry, Foreign Minister of Spain José Manuel García-Margallo y Marfil told reporters Apr. 26.

He made the remarks within the framework of the Azerbaijani-Spanish business forum in Baku.

"Economic relations with Azerbaijan are very important for us, because Azerbaijan is an access to the Central Asian and Asian countries," the minister said. "At the same time, Spain for Azerbaijan is a bridge to countries of Latin America and North Africa."

He said that the regular Azerbaijani-Spanish business forum will be held in Spain in May.

"This is already the second business forum between the two countries, in which I participate as foreign minister," he said. "The first such forum was held in 2013, and the next forum will be held in Spain in May 2016."

The 7th Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations will last until Apr.27.

The Youth Forum was held on the first day of the 7th UNAOC Global Forum on Apr.25.

Meetings with high-ranking officials, about 30 sessions are planned to be held during the forum.

The Baku Declaration is expected to be adopted during the forum.

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on July 24, 2015 to create an organizing committee for holding the 7th UNAOC Global Forum in Baku.