Azerbaijan to resume cognac export to Belarus (UPDATE)
Details added (first version posted at 13:19)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 14
By Azad Hasanli – Trend:
Azerbaijan will resume the export of cognac to Belarus, said Elchin Madatov, head of Azerbaijani Wine Exporters and Producers Association.
He made the remarks at a joint meeting of the Exporters Club and the American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan (AmCham) in Baku Feb. 14.
Madatov noted that a corresponding contract has already been signed.
Azerbaijani Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev’s visit to Belarus in December 2016 played a significant role in this, he added.
Madatov reminded that Azerbaijan used to export cognac to Belarus, but for some reasons the supplies were discontinued.
“Thanks to the measures taken by the Azerbaijani government, viticulture is now experiencing a rebirth,” according to him.
“Given Azerbaijan’s natural conditions and capabilities of our plants, we can significantly increase the export of wine to other countries,” he added.
Trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Belarus amounted to $124.5 million in 2016, out of which $76.3 million accounted for the import of Belarusian products, according to Azerbaijan’s State Customs Committee.