Russian Foreign Ministry: Azerbaijan is Russia’s strategic partner in the South Caucasus

Russian Foreign Ministry: Azerbaijan is Russia’s strategic partner in the South Caucasus
# 05 June 2014 14:54 (UTC +04:00)

Lukashevich said Russian FM Sergey Lavrov will pay a visit to Azerbaijan on June 17-18, adding that this is already the fourth meeting of the two countries’ foreign ministers during the current year: “Azerbaijan is our strategic partner in the South Caucasus. In 2013, the trade turnover between the two countries made $3,5b. Compared to 2012, the trade turnover has increased by 4 percent. Russia’s export made approximately $3 b, while the import made $640m. Over 500 Russian companies are operating in Azerbaijan”.

Lukashevichs also said preparations for the 16th meeting of the Russia-Azerbaijan Intergovernmental Commission on economic cooperation are underway: “One of the most important components of our cooperation is to develop the cooperation between Russian subjects and Azerbaijan. We have high hopes for the 5th Russia-Azerbaijan Interregional Forum to be held in the Gabala town of Azerbaijan on June 23-24. We also attach great importance to the agreement on cooperation in the humanitarian field signed between Russia and Azerbaijan in August 2013”.

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