Medvedev: Azerbaijan, Russia strategic partners in number of spheres (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 8
By Seymur Aliyev - Trend:
Azerbaijan and Russia are strategic partners in a number of spheres, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in Baku Apr. 8 at the expanded meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
"Fortunately, our range of relations isn't only confined to problems, there is a huge variety of relations where we have a very advanced cooperation and strategic partnership," he said.
Medvedev went on to add that Azerbaijan and Russia have the opportunity to make additional efforts for the economies of the two countries to function more in line with one another, for good effect.
He said that last year, the trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Russia declined. However, the reduction mainly occurred regarding cost indexes due to the changes in prices for goods the countries supply to each other, Medvedev said.
But, nevertheless, this shows that a number of projects can be revived, said Medvedev.
The Russian prime minister suggested President Ilham Aliyev to discuss this issue, and humanitarian issues as well.