The 2nd Azerbaijani-Russian economic forum started at the Gulistan Palace in Baku on Wednesday. Victor Khristenko, the Russian Industry and Energy Minister, said at the opening ceremony of the forum that the difference of the current event from the previous forum was that the first one determined priorities, while the second dedicated to implementation of exact work, Trend reports. $1bn goods turnover, achieved between our countries, may be regarded as intermediate and new frontiers must be set, he added.
Khristenko considers transport and power industry as more priority sectors for increase of goods turnover. Transport sector is regarded as more priority, as the North-South corridor is ready to receive freight flow and it is necessary to turn from word to work, he stressed.
He also called communications and banking system priority sectors. Infrastructure (transport, communications and financial sector) is a key base for stable growth, Khristenko underlined.
According to Khristenko, it is necessary to increase investment cooperation. At present the most optimal way for economic development of countries is trine system i.e. intergovernmental commission, fair activities and business-forums. It is optimal model, promoting solution of tasks on increase of goods turnover, he noted.
Svetlana Orlova, the Vice-Speaker of the Russian State Duma, stressed that Russian MPs were ready to struggle for deepening and expansion of legislative base, harmonization of legislations of the both countries.
According to Aras Aghalarov, the President of the Crocus International, the successful expansion of interaction between countries required development of exhibition industry. We achieved an agreement with the Azerbaijani government on holding of the Azerbaijani national exhibition in Moscow. We will work with the Cabinet of Ministers in this regard. The exhibition may become a review of industry opportunities and other achievements of Azerbaijan and Russia, as well as allow raising of goods turnover, he added.