Russia and Azerbaijan can develop cooperation in the energy sector, the MTC and agriculture, Sergei Markov, member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation on the development of public diplomacy and the support of compatriots abroad said Sept.18, reported ITAR-TASS.
"Azerbaijan is a rapidly developing country," he said. "All this creates the preconditions for the development of economic relations on a new basis."
Markov said that joint projects on cooperation in oil production in the Caspian Sea have great prospects.
"We are ready to expand our military-technical cooperation with Azerbaijan, in particular, to sell the latest weapons systems," he added. "Azerbaijan receives them as a strategic partner and a friendly country."
Markov mentioned great prospects of exports of Azerbaijani agricultural products to Russia due to the imposition of sanctions. He expressed the hope that "in the course of consultations on the governmental level we can reach a significant increase in supply of Azerbaijan's agricultural products to the Russian market."
In his turn, the ambassador of Azerbaijan in Moscow Polad Bulbuloglu assured that Azerbaijan will be able to quickly increase the supply of agricultural products to the Russian Federation, and this applies not only to fruits and vegetables, but also poultry.
"The intergovernmental commission held a very serious conversation on this subject," he said. "A system should be created, and the government agencies must join it as well."
The diplomat stressed that farmers need to be sure that they will be able to sell their harvest. "We need to set the system up first, and the people will follow," the ambassador said.