BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 27
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Azerbaijan and Croatia could cooperate in demining, energy and IT sector on Azerbaijani territories liberated from Armenian occupation, Croatian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Branko Zebic told Trend.
Commenting on whether Croatian companies are interested in investment opportunities in Azerbaijani liberated territories, the ambassador noted that yes, they are interested and there are some preliminary talks about it with the Azerbaijani authorities and business community.
Furthermore, commenting on whether the COVID-19 pandemic in any way affected the bilateral relations, Zebic said that bilateral trade turnover remained stable.
“We do not have yet the results for the whole 2021 year, but most probably, they will even outgrow the last year’s as well as those of the year before. As regards bilateral relations generally, despite the pandemic it has intensified. Croatian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Mr. Gordan Grlić Radman paid an official visit to Azerbaijan in October and the Second Meeting of the Joint Intergovernmental Commission for Economic and Trade Cooperation was held in Zagreb in November,” ambassador said.
He also noted that there were also exchanges of cultural programs and projects in the organization of the Croatian Embassy in Baku and the Azerbaijani Embassy in Zagreb.
“In this context, I would like to highlight two concerts in Baku in December, performed by the Croatian Vocal Ensemble “Klapa Bošket”,” he added.