Volume of trade between Azerbaijan and Russia increased - Russian president
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 26
Despite all the issues related to the pandemic and the associated restrictions in the economy, our trade turnover increased by 11 percent in the first nine months of this year, President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin said during the meeting with President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, Trend reports.
"I would like to note that our strategic partnership is developing very successfully. Suffice it to say that despite all the issues related to the pandemic and the associated restrictions in the economy, our trade turnover increased by 11 percent in the first nine months of this year. This is a good indicator. Some 900 Russian companies operate in Azerbaijan. Russia has invested $4.5 billion in Azerbaijan's economy. Russia is one of Azerbaijan's leading economic and trade partners. Of course, humanitarian relations are maintained against this background. I always talk about that in our meetings in the first place. I would like to thank you for your attention to the development and support of the Russian language. You have 304, in fact, as far as I know, even more, 340 schools with Russian-language education. A total of 34 percent of Azerbaijani schoolchildren study in Russian and learn this language in one way or another. This is a good indicator, an indication of the efforts of the Azerbaijani leadership and the Azerbaijani people to maintain close and multilateral relations. These relations are truly multifaceted. Both humanitarian relations and youth ties are developing. We have many such events supported at the global level. This creates good conditions for the development of our relations in the future," Putin said.