"We signed the Declaration on Strategic Partnership several years ago. I believe that the time has come to turn this document into very tangible results of our cooperation in economic, industrial development, trade, energy, transportation, tourism, high technologies, and other fields," said Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in an expanded meeting with Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria Kiril Petkov, APA reports.
"Of course, we have mainly discussed energy security issues and this discussion will be continued. However, at the same time, if we take into account the geographical location, the projects we have implemented together with our neighbors to connect the railway system of Europe and Azerbaijan, as well as the growing volume of cargo passing through Azerbaijan, there is a great potential in the field of transportation too. Transit across Azerbaijan has increased by more than 30 percent in five months of this year alone. We believe this is just the beginning, because there is tremendous potential here. In short, we have discussed wide-ranging issues," said President.