...

Opening of direct ferry service a promising area for Azerbaijan and Astrakhan

Business Materials 28 June 2012 13:37 (UTC +04:00)
The launching of a direct ferry service between the ports of Alat and Astrakhan is one of the most promising areas of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the Astrakhan oblast.
Opening of direct ferry service a promising area for Azerbaijan and Astrakhan

Azerbaijan, Baku, June 28 / Trend, A.Akhundov /

The launching of a direct ferry service between the ports of Alat and Astrakhan is one of the most promising areas of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the Astrakhan oblast.

Vice-Governor and chairman of Astrakhan region's government, Konstantin Markelov made this statement during his speech at the Third Russian-Azerbaijani Inter-Regional Forum 'Russian-Azerbaijani dialogue-2012' which began its work in Baku on Thursday.

"In 2004-2011 vessels were launched on this route under trial conditions which confirmed that this area is promising," Markelov said.

He said cooperation in the financial sector also has a great potential.

"The oblast's leadership welcomes the intention of the International Bank of Azerbaijan to enter the Astrakhan financial market and is ready to provide the necessary organisational support. It stimulates activity of Azerbaijani enterprises in our region," Markelov said.

He said joint projects in energy and other fields are also possible.

Latest

Latest