BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 30
Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
It is good that the Intergovernmental Economic Commission of Georgia and Azerbaijan are held after a long period, said Minister of Economy Natia Turnava, Trend reports via Georgian media.
Turnava spoke about the issues discussed at the meeting of the Intergovernmental Economic Commission of Georgia and Azerbaijan and named the commodities which are intended to increase trade turnover with the neighboring country.
"We discussed how to increase mutual trade turnover, including Georgian exports to Azerbaijan. This applies to cement as well as metallurgy products, agricultural and food industries. We have been talking about equal, non-discriminatory approaches, and this is absolutely positively perceived by our colleagues because we have not only purely pragmatic economic relations but also friendship, strategic partnership over the years," he said.
Turnava focused on the further expansion of relations between the countries in the field of energy, which was discussed at the meeting.
"There were interesting conversations about further expansion of our relations in the field of energy. Because for years Azerbaijan has been our number one supplier in terms of both gas and electricity imports. We have announced our plans for the development of a high voltage transmission cable project on the Black Sea seabed, thus we will join the EU market and invite them to participate in this project. They were very interested in it," Turnava said.
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