Azerbaijani-Russian Business Forum kicks off in Baku

Azerbaijani-Russian Business Forum kicks off in Baku

The Azerbaijani-Russian Business Forum has kicked off in Baku. Event was opened by Deputy Minister of Economy of Azerbaijan Rufat Mammadov, who spoke about the growth of cooperation and joint investments between the two countries.

Azerbaijan and Russia are building up mutual cooperation and are aiming at increasing mutual investments, Deputy Economy Minister of Azerbaijan Rufat Mammadov said at the forum, Trend reports.

The deputy minister noted that Russia has invested about $4.7 billion in the economy of Azerbaijan.

"The volume of Azerbaijani investments in the Russian economy amounted to $1.2 billion. In 2018, trade turnover between Russia and Azerbaijan increased by 19 percent to $2.5 billion," Mammadov said.

According to him, the trade turnover between Azerbaijan and the Sverdlovsk region of Russia increased by 83 percent to $95 million in 2018. This year, it is planned to increase the trade volume to $100 million, he added.

Mammadov noted that the relations between Azerbaijan and Russia are strategic, both countries are interested in further deepening bilateral ties in all areas of the economy, trade, education and others fields.

"Numerous cooperation agreements between our countries also confirm this. In particular, we are aiming at strengthening cooperation with the Sverdlovsk region of the Russian Federation, which is also supported by the agreements on bilateral cooperation signed yesterday in the fields of education, science, trade and others," the deputy minister said.