Azerbaijani, Iranian ministers mull development of relations

Azerbaijani, Iranian ministers mull development of relations

Azerbaijani Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population Sahil Babayev met with Iranian Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Farhad Dejpasand in Tehran, Trend reports on Oct. 9 referring to the Azerbaijani Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population.

During the meeting, the sides stressed that historical, cultural and religious ties between the peoples of Azerbaijan and Iran form the basis of the relations between the two countries.

An important role of meetings, mutual official visits of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in expanding these relations was emphasized.

As was noted, the trade and economic cooperation is developing between the two countries. A striking example is that the trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Iran increased by 74 percent in 2018 and cooperation in the field of investments expanded.

The successful activity of the Azerbaijani-Iranian interstate joint commission on cooperation in the economic, trade and humanitarian spheres was emphasized.

The parties also discussed the issues of mutual interest.

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