Azeri premier receives Swiss FM

Politics Materials 23 February 2006 18:49 (UTC +04:00)

A visit of the Swiss Foreign minister to Azerbaijan and the talks held in Baku greatly contribute the further development of bilateral relationships, the Azerbaijani prime-minister Artur Rasizade, stated to a meeting with the Swiss Foreign Minister, Michelin Kalmi-Ray, in Baku on Thursday.

In 2005 the goods turnover between the two countries comprised $28m. In March it is planed to hold the second meeting of the Azerbaijani-Swiss intergovernmental economic commission. Rasizade noted that the Swiss companies participate in the project on water supply to the capital city. He informed the participants in the meeting amount economic successes of the country, global energy projects and stated on Azerbaijans interests in the expansion of Swiss investors participation in the countrys economy.

Kalmi-Ray in his turn noted that Switzerland participates different projects in Azerbaijan covering different spheres. Technical-humanitarian assistance allocated for the Azerbaijani refugees remain to be a priority direction of bilateral cooperation.