Azerbaijan to open trading house in Belarus in 2017
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 27
By Anvar Mammadov – Trend:
Azerbaijan will open a trading house in Belarus in the 1Q2017 in order to promote the export of competitive Azerbaijani goods, Azerbaijan’s Economy Ministry told Trend.
“Currently, the work is underway on creation of Azerbaijan’s trading house in Belarus that is planned to be completed in the first quarter of 2017. An analogical trading house will be created in Ukraine too,” said the ministry.
Meanwhile, it is planned to create a position of Azerbaijan’s trade representative to Russia and other countries, according to the ministry.
Earlier, Azerbaijan’s Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev told reporters that Azerbaijan also intends to appoint its trade representatives to the UAE and China. He noted that the country’s trade representatives will have a status of a staff member of Azerbaijan’s diplomatic representations in those countries.
Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on appointment of trade representatives in the country’s embassies and consulates abroad on Jan. 26.
Under the decree, the country’s economy minister will appoint trade representatives in the Azerbaijani embassies and consulates abroad to facilitate business ties and increase the effectiveness of export promotion measures, represent and fully protect the trade and economic interests of the country and exporters in foreign countries, and expand the delivery of Azerbaijani products to foreign markets.
According to the decree, the trade representatives will take measures to expand Azerbaijan's trade and economic relations with the country where they are appointed.
The trade representatives will also take measures to protect economic interests, increase exports of goods and services of Azerbaijan, promote the business and investment opportunities in the country, the decree said.