Tajikistan interested in Azerbaijani mining, agriculture investments

Tajikistan interested in Azerbaijani mining, agriculture investments

Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 11

By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:

Tajikistan is interested in attracting Azerbaijani investments in the mining industry and agriculture, the Tajik ambassador in Baku, Zohir Saidov told Trend March 11.

The ambassador said Tajikistan wants to invite Azerbaijani specialists to work in these sectors of the economy.

"We constantly have an exchange of delegations on economic issues," the ambassador said. "We had a meeting of the intergovernmental economic cooperation commission in October 2014, and we hope to hold a meeting this year as well."

"A Tajik delegation is planned to arrive in Baku late this year," Saidov added.

The ambassador noted that Tajikistan actively cooperates with the Azerbaijani company Azeraluminium.

"Aside from that, talks are currently underway with the Azerbaijani company Azersun on investing in construction of large fruit and vegetable processing enterprises in Tajikistan," he said.

Saidov added that there are also Azerbaijani construction companies in Tajikistan engaged in construction and facing of houses.

The ambassador also said Azerbaijan and Tajikistan actively cooperate in the areas of culture and education, adding that it is planned, in particular, to hold days of Azerbaijani culture in Tajikistan in 2016.

"It is not yet determined in what month the event will take place," said Saidov. "The issue is currently being reviewed by the culture ministry."

He also noted that on March 10, Baku's Nizami Cinema Center hosted the opening of the days of Tajik cinema, which will last until March 14.

The trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Tajikistan was around $2.825 million in 2014, according to Azerbaijan's Customs Committee. The import to Azerbaijan from Tajikistan and the export to this country stood at $187,960 and almost $2.637 million, respectively, according to the committee.

The trade turnover was over $13.8 million in 2013.

Edited by CN

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