Last week review (Sept.28-Oct.2)

Analysis Materials 5 October 2015 17:16 (UTC +04:00)

Sept. 28

Azerbaijan, Serbia to sign air service agreement

Azerbaijan and Serbia have agreed on an air service agreement between the two countries, Shahin Mustafayev, the co-chairman of the commission, the minister of economy and industry, said as part of the fourth meeting of the Azerbaijani-Serbian intergovernmental commission.

"We think that this area is one of the priorities for the development of relations between our countries and we will strive for its signing as soon as possible," Mustafayev said.

Sept. 29

Turkic-speaking countries sign several economic memorandums

Astana hosted the fifth meeting of economy ministers of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking Countries. Several memorandums were signed following this meeting.

The memorandums of understanding on cooperation in the field of investment statistics, on the possibilities of experience exchange in the investment sphere were signed between the state bodies of the member-countries of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking Countries and a memorandum of understanding was signed between the public small and medium enterprises of the member-countries of the Turkic Council.

Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci, Deputy Minister of Economy and Industry of Azerbaijan Sahib Mammadov, Deputy Minister of Economy of Kyrgyzstan Daniyar Imanaliyev, as well as Deputy Secretary General of Turkic Council Omer Kochaman attended the meeting

Sept. 30

Azerbaijan, Russia sign two agreements

Azerbaijan and Russia signed two agreements in the field of economic cooperation.

The documents were signed as part of the sixth Russian-Azerbaijani inter-regional forum, being held in Yekaterinburg.

The Letter of Intent on the implementation of the investment project was signed between the Lotus Special Economic Zone public joint-stock company and the Azerbaijani group of companies Matanat-A.

The sides also signed an agreement between the Russian council on the development of foreign trade and economic relations and the Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO).

Oct. 1

Israel ready to invest in Azerbaijani IT market

Israeli IT-companies are interested in expanding their presence and the amount of investments in the Azerbaijani market of information and communication technologies, Israeli Ambassador Dan Stav said at a meeting with Azerbaijani Minister of Communications and High Technologies Ali Abbasov.

The diplomat spoke about the plans for participation of Israeli companies in BakuTel-2015 exhibition, where Israel will be represented by a national pavilion.

"Moreover, holding of the "Israeli-Azerbaijani forum on high technologies" will be supported," he said.

Ilham Aliyev receives former president of Israel

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received former President of the State of Israel Shimon Peres.

The sides exchanged views over the cooperation issues between Azerbaijan and Israel in the economic and humanitarian spheres.

Oct. 2

Azerbaijan, Turkey to establish joint committee on customs issues

Azerbaijan and Turkey signed a protocol on the activity of the Joint Committee on Customs Issues. The protocol was signed as part of a visit of a Turkish delegation led by Turkish Minister of Trade and Customs Cenap Ascı to Baku.

The protocol was signed by Aydin Aliyev, the head of the Azerbaijani State Customs Committee, and Cenap Ascı, Turkish Minister of Trade and Customs.

Aliyev said that the protocol includes a number of activities and discussion of issues of interest to both sides. "The protocol includes the obligations of the customs bodies of the two countries in connection with the implementation of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project construction," he said. "It is also planned to exchange information on customs checks, cooperation in the field of risk management and other issues."

TAP, TANAP projects to allow Germany to be more energy independent

The Trans-Adriatic (TAP) and the Trans-Anatolian (TANAP) gas pipeline projects will allow the Western European countries, including Germany, to be more energy independent, Hanns-Eberhard Schleyer, the chairman of the Germany-Azerbaijan Forum (DAF), said at a meeting held in the Azerbaijani Ministry of Energy.

Günther Horzetzky, the Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs, Energy, Industry, Small and Medium-Sized and Craft Trade of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia proposed to establish the Germany-Azerbaijan working group on cooperation in the field of alternative and renewable energy sources.