Last week review (March 7-11)

March 8

Azerbaijan, Qatar sign 8 documents

A ceremony of signing documents between Azerbaijan and Qatar was held with participation of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani.

The sides signed "Memorandum of Understanding between the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the General Authority of Customs of the State of Qatar on cooperation in the field of professional retraining and improvement of professional skills", "Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of transport", "Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the area of budget and fiscal matters", "Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the field of agriculture", "Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the field of education, higher education and scientific research", "Agreement for cooperation in the legal field", "Protocol on amendments to the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Qatar on the abolition of visa requirements for their respective nationals who hold diplomatic and special passports", "Agreement on establishment of Joint Economic, Trade and Technical Commission".

Azerbaijani president receives chairman of Gazprom board of directors

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan llham Aliyev received chairman of the Board of Directors of Russia`s Gazprom Viktor Zubkov.

The sides noted the successful development of Azerbaijani-Russian relations in all areas, and expressed confidence that these ties would continue expanding. They hailed the economic, particularly energy cooperation between the two countries, and also pointed to successful cooperation of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic with Russian oil and gas companies, including Gazprom.

March 9

Turkic Council discussing development of transportation corridors

Representatives of member states of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States (Turkic Council) are discussing the potential mechanisms of multilateral cooperation for developing transportation corridors, said the website of Azerbaijan's Transport Ministry.

Azerbaijan's Deputy Transport Minister Musa Panahov is attending the third meeting of transport ministers of Turkic Council countries and the eighth meeting of the working group for developing transportation.

The participants are also deciding on the spectrum of work necessary for developing the transportation corridors and are discussing the development of relations between Baku, Aktau and Samsun ports.

Technip Italy to participate in chemical plant's modernization in Azerbaijan

The AzeriKimya Production Union of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) signed a contract with Technip Italy, said SOCAR's website.

The contract envisages conducting detailed designing and providing services to support supplies as part of the project for reconstruction of the ethylene-polyethylene plant in Sumgait. The signing ceremony was attended by SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev, Italy's ambassador to Azerbaijan Giampaolo Cutillo and CEO of Technip Italy Marco Villa.

March 10

President Aliyev, first lady attend Fourth Global Baku Forum

The IV Global Baku Forum titled "Towards a Multipolar World" started its work.

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva and Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva are taking part in the forum.

Azerbaijani president made a speech at the event.

Such topics as international security, regional threats, serious consequences of global economic challenges, climate change and energy policy: role of oil-producing countries, multiculturalism, interreligious dialogue and mutual integration were discussed during the event.

Azerbaijan calls Swiss companies for privatization of state-owned enterprises

Swiss companies can take an active part in the privatization of state enterprises in Azerbaijan, Shahin Mustafayev, Azerbaijani economy minister, said at a joint meeting of the Azerbaijani-Swiss intergovernmental commission being held in Baku. Mustafayev said that the two countries are successfully cooperating in the fields of transport and tourism.

The minister stressed the need to increase the tourist flow between Azerbaijan and Switzerland.

EU officials concerned over tensions on Armenian-Azerbaijani border
EU officials concerned over tensions on Armenian-Azerbaijani border
Turkish ruling party: Armenian actions against Azerbaijan not to remain unpunished
Turkish ruling party: Armenian actions against Azerbaijan not to remain unpunished
Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 70 times using large-caliber machine guns
Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 70 times using large-caliber machine guns
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EU officials concerned over tensions on Armenian-Azerbaijani border
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Baku Network Expert Council head: Armenian PM losing control over armed forces
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Russian Foreign Ministry: We deem unacceptable further escalation on Armenian-Azerbaijani border
Thailand tightens borders over fears of second wave of coronavirus
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Iran discloses number of commissioned water and electricity facilities
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Turkmenistan, Russia preparing new contract for economic co-op
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