Azerbaijan's Ministry of Economy seeks to strengthen and deepen ties with Russia's Ministry of Economic Development, Azerbaijani Minister of Economy Mikayil Jabbarov said, speaking with the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza on the sidelines of the 10th Russia-Azerbaijan Interregional Forum.
"The Russian experience is of great interest to Azerbaijan - the quality and formation of macroeconomic policies, the integration of the scientific component. For our part, we are certainly ready to share our experience in coordinating cooperation at the national level, which may be of interest to our Russian colleagues," he said.
"I'd like to thank my colleague Maxim Oreshkin for the platform that was established to discuss and further deepen the development of our bilateral relations. Both this forum and our bilateral contacts at the ministry level reflect the current results, but on the other hand, today we managed to at least determine the main vectors of those areas where even greater potential is possible. I express my gratitude for this because we had a full understanding," Mikayil Jabbarov emphasized.
"It is gratifying that we have established mutually beneficial relations. It could not be otherwise, given the Russia-Azerbaijan political and strategic relations. The trade turnover reflects the export growth of both countries, which is truly mutually beneficial relations," the Minister of Economy of Azerbaijan added.
"I would like to emphasize that as part of the preparatory work for the intergovernmental commission's next meeting on December 9, work will continue in Baku to agree and sign documents in the areas where the preliminary work was carried out. We reached mutual understanding on this issue as well," he concluded.
The 10th Russia-Azerbaijan Interregional Forum is held in Moscow on November 22-23. The event is co-organized by the Russian Ministry of Economic Development and Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Economy. The forum is attended by Azerbaijani First Vice President Mehriban Aliyeva, the Russian Federation Council Chairwoman Valentina Matvienko, Russian Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin and Azerbaijani Minister of Economy Mikayil Jabbarov, Russian governors and heads of executive authority of Azerbaijani cities and regions, as well as businessmen from both countries.