Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Nov. 5 / Trend special correspondent V. Zhavoronkova /
Instructions have been given to hold the Uzbek National Exhibition in one month in Baku, Azerbaijani Economic Development Minister Shahin Mustafayev told journalists at his country's first national exhibition "Azerbaijan's Achievements" in Tashkent.
"Holding such exhibitions is a step forward in bringing trade and economic relations to the level of political ties," Mustafayev said.
According to the minister, goods produced in Azerbaijan are competitive and suitable for export.
"At the same time, you can pay attention to achievements in the non-oil sector," Mustafayev said. "The volume of industrial production has increased several times. Goods produced in Azerbaijan are competitive and suitable for export. This includes special electrical, agricultural and industrial products. From this point of view, Azerbaijan's export potential in the non-oil sector gives us the opportunity to sell our products. And so, this exhibition is important."
According to the minister, the Uzbek population is very interested in the exhibition.
"Industrial products, especially petroleum engineering goods, are of particular interest," he said. "Fish products cause great interest among food products. There is also an immense interest in construction materials."
According to the minister, the increased export of Azerbaijani goods to Uzbekistan is possible, as is the production of Azerbaijani goods in the country.
"For example, an enterprise producing construction materials started talks here to create a joint venture with Uzbekistan," he said. "There is a desire to establish bilateral relations and talks are underway. During meetings, plans have also been voiced to set groups of businessmen down sit at one table, so they can discuss details."
This is Azerbaijan's first national exhibition abroad. The exhibition covers an area of 4,550 square meters. The event is attended by the Azerbaijani officials and more than 160 enterprises and organizations.