Two reasons for Portuguese Foreign Ministers visit to Azerbaijan called
Baku, Fineko/abc.az. Foreign Minister of Portugal Paulo Portash has called 2 main reasons for his visit in Azerbaijan.
At the Azerbaijani- Portuguese business forum in Baku P. Portash said that during the visit he had an important meeting with Azerbaijani President.
" Good relations have been established between Azerbaijan and Portugal, the countries have common relations, they are both members of UNO Security Council, and have common opinions about such complicated issues as Syria, Iran and Afghanistan. The first purpose of my visit is strengthening of political and economic issues, the second- export promotion from Azerbaijan and back ",- P. Portash said.
In his words, holding of business forum in Baku will play its role in trade turnover between the countries which is at the low level at present.
According to Deputy Economic Development Minister of Azerbaijan Niyazi Safarov , Azerbaijan has already become foreign investor, that is why local entrepreneurs interest for investing in Portuguese economy will rise as relations between the countries develop.
" Trade turnover statistics between Azerbaijan and Portugal is not presently satisfactory , at that there is great potential for development ",- N. Safarov said.
In his words, the business forum involves participation of about 20 Portuguese and 70 Azerbaijani entrepreneurs.
Following the business forum Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO) and Portuguese Foreign Trade and Investment Agency (AICEP) signed the memorandum on mutual cooperation.
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