BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 24. Germany is very optimistic to continue dynamically developed relations with Azerbaijan for the last 30 years, Ambassador of Germany to Azerbaijan Ralf Horlemann told Trend.
“There are already, I think, over 200 German companies active in Azerbaijan. Around 170 are members of the Azerbaijani-German chamber of commerce. So there is already a great activity going on. And, I think that particularly in the field of energy and renewables there is the biggest potential for the future. And then, again, when we look at the needs of Azerbaijan, what needs to be done, I come back to the whole sector of infrastructure and logistics,” he said.
According to the ambassador, Germany would like to engage much more in the energy sector with Azerbaijan, because this is something that is of very high importance at the moment, and Azerbaijan, with its huge potential in the field, is potentially a very important partner of Europe and Germany, so, all investments and all exports in this field would be of importance.
“Beyond trade and economics, there is of course already a lot of cooperation in the cultural sector. There is a keen interest in Germany to engage with Azerbaijan in the cultural field even further. We have just started a new project on the restoration of historic photos in the Shirvanshakh museum. This is not only about the restoration of photos, but also about passing on the best practices,” he said.
As Horlemann noted, and this shouldn’t be underestimated, there is a huge exchange of people traveling to Germany, and Azerbaijan.
“Human contacts are very important. There are a number of German and Azerbaijani twin cities that have very lively partnerships: Baku with the city of Mainz, Sumgayit with Ludwigshafen. All this is important to promote contacts between the two societies and people, which is practically the basis of everything we do together,” he added.
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