Minsk, Belarus, May 26
By Azad Hasanli – Trend:
Azerbaijan’s Trade House in Belarus is contributing to diversification of trade between the countries, Azerbaijani Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev said.
Mustafayev made the remarks during the opening of Azerbaijan’s Trade House in Minsk May 26.
“Opening of Azerbaijan’s Trade House in Minsk is an important event that caused great interest among Belarusian entrepreneurs as its main goal is to promote the ‘Made in Azerbaijan’ brand, promote export, expand and develop bilateral cooperation,” Mustafayev said.
He added that the trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Belarus increased by 33 percent in 2016 and by more than 40 percent in the first four months of 2017.
“Today, the Azerbaijan-Belarus ties are at a high level,” Mustafayev said. “The friendly relations between the Azerbaijani and Belarusian presidents give those ties a powerful impetus. Azerbaijani and Belarusian people have sincere and friendly relations.”
The minister said that the initiative to open the Trade House was put forward at the meeting of the Azerbaijani and Belarusian presidents in November 2016.
“Great job was done, several visits were made, the Azerbaijani-Belarusian business forum was organized and a place for the location of Azerbaijan’s Trade House was chosen for such a short period,” he added. “As a result, today we have gathered for the opening ceremony of this Trade House.”