Azerbaijan, Poland to discuss prospects of economic cooperation

Business Materials 12 November 2013 20:43 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 12
By Seba Agayeva - Trend: The governments of Azerbaijan and Poland will discuss the prospects of economic cooperation.

The negotiations will be held at the fourth meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission for Economic Cooperation scheduled for February-March 2014 in Baku, the Polish embassy in Azerbaijan told Trend on Nov.12.

The diplomatic mission said that it is also planned to hold a business forum with the participation of entrepreneurs of the two countries within the meeting.

During the Azerbaijani-Polish business forum held in 2012, the construction, energy, banking sector and others were mentioned as prospective spheres for cooperation.

The co-chair of the Intergovernmental Commission, Azerbaijan's Minister of Energy and Industry Natig Aliyev said then that Poland has a great potential for development of scientific and technical sphere, in the sphere of creation of free trade zones, healthcare, transport.

"The relations between Azerbaijan and Poland are dynamically developing. Today these relations have achieved a new level, despite of continuing financial and economic crisis in the world. The countries have good mechanisms for cooperation, the Azerbaijani government is ready to consider any proposal aimed at its development," the minister said.

"Today Azerbaijan works on a project for construction of large oil and gas processing complex, and the government would like to see the Polish companies in this project," the minister said.

According to the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee, Azerbaijan's trade operations with Poland amounted to $35.8 million in January-September 2013.

Azerbaijan mainly exports agricultural products and the products of chemical industry to Poland.