BAKU, Azerbaijan, November 24. In terms of economic cooperation between Serbia and Azerbaijan, there are various spheres which have enormous, yet unused, potential, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Serbia to the Republic of Azerbaijan Dragan Vladisavljević said in an interview with Trend Nov.24.
“First and foremost is, of course, energy, in the context of Serbia’s endeavors to ensure its energy security and continue energy transition process. With that aim, we have already initiated some concrete talks about purchase of Azerbaijani gas and electricity, which are now gaining momentum,’ he said.
Vladisavljević noted that agriculture is another field which offers plenty of possibilities for cooperation, particularly in terms of exporting some of Serbian agricultural products to Azerbaijan.
“As far as construction is concerned, our cooperation is already on a very high level, given an extremely successful engagement of Azerbaijani AzVirt in civil engineering projects in Serbia. At the same time, the process of reconstruction and revitalization of Azerbaijani liberated lands provides an opportunity for an engagement of Serbian companies in various areas – construction, smart technologies, ICT etc. Given the chance, Serbian companies will do their utmost to live up to the expectations and trust vested in them. Of course, we must not forget international transport, as another very topical issue these days. As a regional transportation hub, Azerbaijan has great potential in this field, whereas Serbia has great interest in using this transport infrastructure as part of its shortest route towards eastern Asian markets,” said the envoy.
Finally, he noted that there’s tourism, as one of very promising, but slightly disregarded spheres of cooperation.
“Our countries already have a very solid legal basis for joint activities in tourist sector and an important prerequisite in terms of visa free regime. However, both countries should invest additional efforts to promote its tourist potentials to the citizens of the other side, with a special focus on young population.”
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