Azerbaijan, South Africa mull prospects of co-op
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 29
By Seba Aghayeva – Trend:
Addressing a press conference Nov. 29 in Baku, Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said that he discussed the issues of development of bilateral cooperation between Azerbaijan and South Africa during his meeting with Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, South African minister of international relations and cooperation.
The two countries are actively supporting each other on international arena, noted Mammadyarov.
He added that the two sides discussed a number of issues related to the cooperation in the tax, financial, defense and energy spheres.
Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR is interested in cooperation with the Republic of South Africa, said the Azerbaijani minister.
Trade turnover between the two countries amounted to $6.357 million in January-October 2016 that is twice more than in the same period of 2015, according to Azerbaijan’s State Customs Committee. Meanwhile, the export of Azerbaijani products to South Africa increased by more than 140 times, and the import from South Africa – by twofold.