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Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 7
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan have adopted a “road map” of trade and economic cooperation for 2018-2020 and signed the final protocol of the 14th meeting of the intergovernmental commission, Azerbaijan’s Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov told reporters in Baku Dec. 7.
The minister reminded that in April this year Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev during his official visit to Azerbaijan held a meeting in Baku with the country’s President Ilham Aliyev, where a decision was made to intensify trade and economic cooperation.
“The intergovernmental commission was instructed to hold a meeting within the year and reach agreements on all spheres of cooperation,” Shahbazov said. “The task and activity’s directions were clear, and during the last two days, intensive work was carried out at the expert level, as a result of which a protocol and an action plan, which will serve as a basis for further cooperation, were agreed upon.”
The minister added that a number of concrete proposals were reflected in the “road map.”
“The document covers a lot of areas of cooperation between Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan: trade, transport, agriculture, engineering, tourism,” Shahbazov said. “These are the spheres where we have outlined close cooperation over the next three years.”