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AZERBAIJAN`S MINISTER OF ECONOMY MEETS EU COMMISSIONER

Azerbaijan`s Minister of Economy Shahin Mustafayev has met a delegation led by EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn.

Mr. Mustafayev highlighted developing relations between Azerbaijan and EU in energy, investment, trade fields. The Minister noted EU is one of main foreign trade partners of Azerbaijan.

“Azerbaijan`s state bodies successfully cooperate with EU. Azerbaijan-EU business forum is significant in terms of expansion of cooperation among the businessmen,” he added.

The Minister said Azerbaijan attaches great importance of the cooperation with EU in the fields of energy and transport.

On importance of expansion of ties with EU, the Minister said non-oil sector is priority in Azerbaijan. He also provided an insight into the reforms carried out in the country for diversification of the economy.

“Azerbaijan is interested in boosting cooperation with EU in fields of diversification of economy and export, as well as promotion of the investment and development of the entrepreneurship,” he added.

Johannes Hahn delivered his congratulations on National Salvation Day and pointed out that pragmatic and practical cooperation does exist between Azerbaijan and the EU in the fields of transport, trade, connectivity and energy.

Further development perspectives of the EU-Azerbaijan relations, as well as issues of mutual interests were discussed at the meeting.

BAKU. 19.06.2017. AZERTAG.


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