Azerbaijan, Bulgaria start undertakings to boost goods turnover

Business Materials 2 March 2010 19:41 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, March 2, Trend , N. Ismailova

Azerbaijan and Bulgaria have begun to conduct stimulating measures with the aim to increase goods turnover, Bulgaria's Ambassador to Azerbaijan Vasil Kalinov reported on Tuesday.

"Following the results of last year, the goods turnover between the two countries totaled around $20 million, and we think this is insufficient. That's why we have begun to conduct undertakings to acquaint Azerbaijani consumers with Bulgaria-manufactured goods, which are considered rather competitive," Kalinov said.

According to him, Bulgaria-manufactured goods are 2 to 4 times cheaper than other countries' goods consumed in Azerbaijan.

"We think this is a good opportunity to make cheaper goods of a high European quality to appear on the market of Azerbaijan," he said.

As part of these efforts, an exhibition of Bulgaria-made meat and milky products and different sorts of wines was held in Baku on Tuesday.

"The meeting was attended by several Bulgarian firms representing the food industry. Following the results of the meeting, there will be held talks, and the exhibition is aimed primarily at concluding agreements between Azerbaijani and Bulgarian companies," Kalinov said.

Such cooperation developed spontaneously until lately, but now, after the governments of the two countries start coming to meet one another, this will contribute positively to increasing the goods turnover, he said.

"An exhibition of agricultural goods, with Bulgarian producers in attendance, will be held in Baku in May. I think this will be a good contribution to development of relations between the two countries", he said.