Development of trade cooperation between Azerbaijan and Russia will be raised to the new level in 2019, Russia's Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mikhail Bocharnikov said at a press conference in Baku.
The ambassador noted that Russia regards relations with Azerbaijan as a strategic partnership. "This year saw strengthening of this strategic partnership. Activity was observed in all areas of cooperation," Trend cited the diplomat as saying.
Speaking about the priorities of cooperation for 2019, Bocharnikov noted that they include continuation of work in those areas, on which cooperation was agreed upon in 2018.
"This year, we agreed on a lot of things, above all, on the development of trade and economic relations," he noted.
Bocharnikov stressed that the parties also plan to increase humanitarian cooperation next year.
According to the Azerbaijani State Customs Committee, the trade turnover between the countries amounted to $2.266 billion in January-November 2018, increasing by 19.7% compared to the same period of the last year.