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Baku, Azerbaijan, May 12
By Azad Hasanli - Trend:
Relations between Azerbaijan and Dagestan are developing successfully in all the directions, said Shahin Mustafayev, Azerbaijan's economy minister.
He made the remarks at an Azerbaijani-Russian business meeting on May 12 in Baku.
Mustafayev said the regular mutual visits of officials and joint events demonstrate the interest in deepening mutual relations.
Relations between Azerbaijan and Russia develop successfully and have reached the level of strategic partnership, he added.
"Azerbaijan and Dagestan have common historical and cultural roots," said the minister.
"The Days of Culture of Dagestan, held in Azerbaijan, will be a new phase in the development of cultural, as well as trade and economic relations," added the minister.
Mustafayev pointed out that Azerbaijan is the main consumer of Dagestani products and the trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Dagestan increased in the first quarter of 2016.
The minister also invited Dagestan's business community to Azerbaijan.
Edited by EA