Slovakia interested in opening direct flight between Baku and Bratislava
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept.21
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
After the pandemic measures, Slovakia would like also to bring to attention the opportunity to establish a direct flight connection between Baku and Bratislava, Elchin Gasymov, Deputy Head of Mission at Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Baku, told Trend.
He pointed out that the number of travelers from Central European region is tremendously growing.
Moreover, Gasymov said Slovakia would like to become a part of railway Eurasian infrastructure.
“Trans-Caspian railway route has a potential to contribute to our economic cooperation. Our country has a strategic geographical location and developed transport infrastructure, which offer a comfortable access to whole market of the European Union. Same applies for Azerbaijan, regarding the access to Central Asia. The future of Eurasia connection depends much on the development of infrastructure projects. Railway connections play crucial role in this context,” said Gasymov.
Further, he said its priority is in tapping the economic potential of cooperation.
“The embassy has been tasked to identify specific areas of cooperation with emphasis on economic interests, including new business platforms, attractive B2B models and infrastructure projects. We see opportunities also in education, health care and tourism, to mention at least some of them.
“Setting up the embassy of the Slovak Republic in the Republic of Azerbaijan opens a new chapter in our bilateral relations. It has confirmed growing dynamics of our political dialogue and our wish to intensify the cooperation in all areas of mutual interest. We have great expectation of our diplomatic presence in your country. Physical presence of diplomats, personal contacts and interaction has a tremendous added value in developing relations. We believe that we will witness in near future the opening of the embassy of Azerbaijan in Bratislava on a reciprocal basis. Such a decision would boost our relations even more,” said Gasymov.
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