Turkey invites to invest in Azerbaijan's agriculture (exclusive)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 21
By Orkhan Quluzade – Trend:
Turkey urges the country’s businessmen to invest in Azerbaijan’s agriculture, Turkey’s Minister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock Faruk Celik said in an exclusive interview with Trend.
"We know that Azerbaijan has been actively investing in the development of agricultural production lately. Companies with Turkish capital are also involved in these projects and they provide Azerbaijan with the know-how used in Turkey’s agricultural sector," the minister said.
He added that Azerbaijan, thanks to its fertile land, will be able to significantly reduce dependence on imports of agricultural products, if investments are provided and necessary measures are implemented.
Turkey wants Azerbaijan to become a country fully self-sufficient in agricultural production, according to Celik.
"For this purpose, we offer Turkish investors and businessmen to invest in Azerbaijan’s agricultural sector," he said.
Azerbaijan’s Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev has earlier said that, in general, self-sufficiency of more than 60 percent of main food and non-food products amounted to 100 percent or more due to the work carried out in recent years.
"In subsequent years, the dependence on imports will decrease and the level of self-sufficiency and the country’s export potential will increase due to the creation of modern enterprises, agricultural parks, large horticultural and greenhouse facilities in industrial parks and zones," Mustafayev added.