Azerbaijan, Australia keen to boost co-op in various areas (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 20
A delegation led by Khanlar Fatiyev, MP of the Azerbaijani parliament, head of the Azerbaijan-Australia interparliamentary friendship group, visited and laid a wreath at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
From the Azerbaijani side, the ceremony was attended by Chairman of Azerbaijani parliament’s Committee on International and Interparliamentary Relations Samad Seyidov, Chairman of the Party for Democratic Reforms Asim Mollazade, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Australia Rovshan Jamshidov and Honorary Consul of Azerbaijan in Western Australia Aydan Rzayeva.
The delegation also visited the Kemal Ataturk Memorial in Canberra.
On the same day, members of the Azerbaijani delegation met with Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo.
Addressing the meeting, Khanlar Fatiyev noted the readiness of the interparliamentary friendship group to provide the necessary assistance for the development of business between the two countries.
The MP spoke about the importance of developing trade relations between Australia and Azerbaijan through the two countries’ economy ministries. He said that Australian entrepreneurs can get acquainted with investment projects, which are interesting for them in Azerbaijan. The Australian government, in turn, can present investment projects in the country’s northern part for Azerbaijani entrepreneurs.
Steven Ciobo, for his part, said that Australian Trade and Investment Commission can make a huge contribution to the expansion of economic relations between the two countries. He called agriculture, food production, mutual investments and transportation among promising cooperation areas between Azerbaijan and Australia.
Visa regime, student exchange, expansion of bilateral relations and other issues were discussed during the meeting with Australia’s Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Hon Alex Hawke.
Detailed information about Azerbaijan’s ADA University was also given during the meeting. The Australian side showed great interest in cooperation with the university.