BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 19. The trade turnover between Azerbaijan and the Czech Republic over the first five months of 2022 increased by 104 percent, compared to the same period of 2021, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Azerbaijan Milan Sedláček told Trend.
“Commercial and economic cooperation is among the main priorities of our bilateral relations. Despite the efforts of both governments, the COVID-19 pandemic significantly affected the trade dynamics between our countries,” he said.
Moreover, according to the ambassador, the absence of direct flights between our capitals for nearly 3 years should also be taken into account as a factor that might have put some restraint on our business relations, making essential travel more difficult.
However, the statistics indicating an impressive year-on-year surge over the first five months of the current year should be seen as the start of a process of a gradual return to our pre-pandemic trade cooperation, Sedláček noted.
Speaking further, the ambassador added that there are huge opportunities for the private sectors of Azerbaijan and the Czech Republic to boost cooperation, thus enhancing trade cooperation between the two countries.
“As we are approaching a new and very different era, we are hoping for new investment opportunities for our companies in Azerbaijan in the sphere of connectivity and energy, in the widest sense of those words,” Sedláček said.
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