Azerbaijan and France discuss strengthening economic cooperation
Azerbaijan, Baku, November 19 / Trend , N.Ismayilova /
A delegation of French businessmen headed by Derichebourg Environment Company Director Pascal Jeanine Perez discussed expanding economic cooperation at a meeting with Azerbaijani Economic Development Minister Shahin Mustafayev during their trip to Baku this week.
"There are potential opportunities to enhance cooperation between the countries with regards to agriculture, industry, tourism, infrastructure and implementing business projects requiring huge investments," the minister said at the meeting.
According to the official, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's visit to France played an major role in advancing relations between the two countries. Talks have led to expanded cooperation, he said.
Today 45 companies with French capital operate in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan and France have signed agreements on mutual promotion, investments protection and double taxation avoidance.
The minister invited the delegation to study more closely business opportunities in Azerbaijan and make use of the beneficial investment environment.
The delegation includes 20 representatives of French companies operating in economics, banking, construction, energy, health and transport.
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