Turkey ready to share agriculture experience with Azerbaijan (exclusive)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 22
By Orkhan Quluzade – Trend:
The upcoming Azerbaijan-Turkey agricultural business forum in Baku will promote the development of trade relations between both countries’ entrepreneurs, Faruk Celik, Turkish minister of food, agriculture and livestock, said in an exclusive interview with Trend.
Celik added that friendly and fraternal relations between Baku and Ankara are unique.
“Azerbaijan has become a strong and stable country in the 25 years of independence,” the minister added. “Azerbaijan has a great potential for a great breakthrough in the agrarian sector.”
“Turkey is ready to share its experience with Azerbaijan, for example, in such technical areas as certification of seeds, artificial insemination, beekeeping and agricultural insurance,” he said.
The minister said the business forum in Baku will open up opportunities for expanding trade between Azerbaijan and Turkey.
Turkish Minister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock Faruk Celik, Azerbaijani Minister of Agriculture Heydar Asadov, Head of the Turkey-Azerbaijan Business Council of Turkey’s Foreign Economic Relations Board Selcuk Akat and President of the Azerbaijani Confederation of Entrepreneurs Mammad Musayev will attend the business forum.
Some 150 entrepreneurs, working in various sectors of agriculture, are expected to participate in the event.
In 2016, Turkey was the main trade partner of Azerbaijan.
According to Azerbaijan’s State Customs Committee, trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Turkey amounted to $2.3 billion in 2016.