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15 May 2024, 15:57

Belarus, Azerbaijan urged to bring economic partnership to a new level

MINSK, 15 May (BelTA) - Belarus and Azerbaijan have the resources to bring the economic partnership to a new level, Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Petrishenko said during a meeting with Prime Minister Ali Asadov of Azerbaijan on 14 May, BelTA has learned.

Igor Petrishenko thanked the Azerbaijani side for the cordial and warm welcome given to the Belarusian delegation and conveyed best wishes from Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko. He noted that every time the Belarusian delegation comes to Baku, it admires the beauty of the capital of Azerbaijan and the dynamic development of this country, which clearly demonstrates the effective system of public administration. Igor Petrishenko also spoke about the results of the recent presidential elections in Azerbaijan, which showed that the wise policy pursued by President Ilham Aliyev enjoys broad support in Azerbaijani society. 

The deputy prime minister noted that the two countries have strong, time-tested relations in numerous areas of cooperation and that they have acquired the character of a strategic partnership. "We maintain a high level of interaction. At the heart of bilateral relations is economic cooperation, which generally has gained positive momentum," he stressed. 

Igor Petrishenko stated that the Belarusian side is working hard to further and diversify trade and economic cooperation on mutually beneficial terms. "Our economies do not compete with each other, but in many ways complement each other. Therefore, we have all the necessary resources to bring economic partnership to a qualitatively new level," he said. 

The deputy prime minister expressed confidence that the future belongs to joint cooperation projects. "If we talk about our recent milestones, then this is the expansion of the range of vehicles jointly produced at Ganja Automobile Plant, and the launch of joint production of veterinary drugs and pharmaceutical products," he noted.
Photos by Makseim Gouchek/BelTA
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