BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 16
There are good examples of Belarusian-Azerbaijani joint ventures in Azerbaijan, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said after receiving credentials of the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus Andrei Ravkov, Trend reports.
“There are friendly relations between our countries. For many years, these relations have shown great potential and good dynamics. Our frequent contacts at the highest level and mutual visits, of course, have given a great impetus to the development of our relations, and we see good examples of cooperation. This also applies to trade. However, due to the pandemic, of course, there is a decline in GDP and trade in all countries. Nevertheless, I think we will recover from the pandemic quite soon. In general, in the last years before the pandemic, there was very good momentum in our trade and economic relations. We observed an increase in the range of goods we import and export,” the head of state said.
“Of course, industrial cooperation is an important area of cooperation. There are good examples of Belarusian-Azerbaijani joint ventures in Azerbaijan. We even access the markets of third countries together. I think additional steps will be taken in this direction. Military and technical cooperation, which has been successfully implemented for many years, is an important area. We interact in order to increase the potential of our military and technical cooperation, including the field of high technology. So the agenda is sufficiently broad,” the Azerbaijani president said.