Azerbaijan-Jordan intergovernmental commission postpones meeting

Business Materials 1 August 2017 18:34 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 1

By Seba Aghayeva – Trend:

The third meeting of the intergovernmental commission for trade, economic, scientific, and technical cooperation between Azerbaijan and Jordan, scheduled for early August, has been postponed, the government told Trend Aug. 1.

The meeting was postponed due to technical reasons. The concrete dates of the meeting will be coordinated through diplomatic channels.

The Jordanian government offered in early May to intensify the intergovernmental commission’s work after a 6-year break. The commission’s last meeting was held in Baku in 2011.

It was planned to discuss during the intergovernmental commission’s meeting the prospects of expanding economic and trade cooperation, creating joint ventures, as well as holding a business forum with the participation of businessmen of the two countries.

The two countries may develop cooperation in agriculture, tourism, ICT, pharmaceutics and other spheres. Jordanian companies intend to expand their participation in pharmaceutical and agrarian markets of Azerbaijan.

Today the products of more than 10 Jordanian companies, involved in food, pharmaceutical and other industries, are present in the Azerbaijani market.

More than 30 Azerbaijan-Jordan intergovernmental and interdepartmental agreements have been concluded since 2006, covering a wide range of issues of interaction in various sectors.

According to Azerbaijan’s Customs Committee, the country’s trade turnover with Jordan amounted to $5.38 million in January-June 2017, increasing by 81.8 percent as compared to the same period of 2016.