Ukraine Stands Ready to Expand Spectrum of Mutually Beneficial Co-operation with Azerbaijan Prime Minister

Politics Materials 26 December 2006 18:48 (UTC +04:00)
Ukraine Stands Ready to Expand Spectrum of Mutually Beneficial Co-operation with Azerbaijan  Prime Minister

The Governments of Azerbaijan and Ukraine reached an agreement in Baku on reaching the trade turnover between the two countries up to $500 mln within 2 years, Trend reports. The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Victor Yanukovich, said in Baku on December 26 that Azerbaijan achieves successes, particularly over the highest growth of the GDP in the world.

Victor Yanukovich said that there are many risks in such growth of the economy, but the assets of the state in Azerbaijan are stable and it is guarantee of all successes and we highly assess our relations with Azerbaijan. According to the Ukrainian Primer, the country has a great wish to increase the trade turnover with Azerbaijan.

We came to Azerbaijan with a pack of various proposals that will be interesting for the Government of Azerbaijan. They will be submitted to the Government of Azerbaijan after they are worked out at the level of experts. A new economic co-operation program will be prepared on base of these proposals, he said. Ukraine is export-oriented country: 65% of the products are sold to various states. We are ready to expand the spectrum of the mutually beneficial co-operation with Azerbaijan, including transport ties, Yanukovich said.

The Prime Minister of Ukraine expressed his satisfaction with the growth of the commercial-economical co-operation with Azerbaijan. In 2006, the growth of the trade turnover should equal 20%, but it does not correspond to the potential, he said.

According to him, there are several questions between the two countries, requiring settlement, especially the crash of РђРќ-140-100 plane, and obligations of Ukraine before Azerbaijan.

The Prime Minister of Azerbaijan, Artur Rasizade, said that Azerbaijan is interested in the co-operation with Ukraine, and this visit will positively affect the development of the relations.

Successes are observed in all spheres of the Azerbaijani economy. The growth of the GDP is expected at the level of 36%, against 26% in 2005. It has been provided practically at the expense of all spheres of the economy, except agriculture, Rasizade said.