Turkey to open agriculture development office in Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 23
By Anvar Mammadov – Trend:
Turkey will open an agriculture development office in Azerbaijan, said Azerbaijani Agriculture Minister Heydar Asadov at a briefing in Baku Feb. 23.
Asadov noted that the office will be opened in the Turkish Embassy in Azerbaijan.
A special representative – counselor of Turkey’s minister of food, agriculture and livestock – will be appointed to the embassy to supervise the further development of agriculture relations between the two countries, said the minister.
The minister also said the sides have discussed mutual export and import of agricultural products.
“We need to develop mutual export and import of agricultural products,” he noted, adding that Turkey may import products necessary for it from Azerbaijan, and vice versa, if there are all opportunities.
Azerbaijan, for example, may export cotton, tobacco, as well as tanning products to Turkey, added Asadov.
Trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Turkey amounted to $127.54 million in January 2017, $62.99 million out of which accounted for export of Azerbaijani goods to Turkey, according to Azerbaijan’s State Customs Committee.